FRI NIGHT VID: Chris Akrigg - A Hill in Spain

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor May/2011
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Chris Akrigg, brakeless in the Llanberis Pass, 217 kb
Chris Akrigg, brakeless in the Llanberis Pass
© Jack Geldard
Some years ago we ran a couple of videos from Chris Akrigg. Chris is a professional mountain biker and is from Skipton in North Yorkshire.

Also a keen grit climber and boulderer, Chris is often seen on the local outcrops in Yorkshire, albeit mainly on the smaller edges, leaping around on his bike.

We have just heard that Chris has suffered a bad bike accident this week and was rescued by Calder Valley Fell Rescue and then airlifted to hospital. He has broken various parts of himself and was operated on earlier in the week.

Get well soon Chris!

To keep a little diversity on the site, and to show Chris some support, this week's Friday video is a mountain biking one:

VIDEO: A Hill in Spain

  • You can read more about Chris on his website: Chris Akrigg

And for those who would rather see something climbing related then here's the trailer for Chuck Fryberger's upcoming film 'The Scene':

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