Thursday, May 29, 2008

Patagonia Winter Film wins more awards

A view of Fitzroy from our bergshrund cave below Cerro Standhart

The film Andy Kirkpatrick and I produced along with Alastair Lee has now won four different film festival awards. The Best Adventure Film, and the Peoples Choice at Kendal, the Best Mountaineering Film at Vancouver and now Best Film of the Festival at the 5 Point Festival held in Carbondale in America. At the 5 Point Festival we even got a special mention from Yvon Chouinard saying it was one of the best climbing films he'd seen! Its feedback like that that makes all the fumbling with frozen fingers to get the camera out even when we were having quite a few "challenging moments" climbing, seem worthwhile.

If you haven't seen the film yet its part of "Psyche" Alastair Lee trilogy of films including a profile of Steve Mclure and a film following Dave Birkett up a stunning first ascent on Skye. You can watch snipits and order it from

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Forthcoming lecture - Abergavenny

10 days up a route on the Dru in winter

I've not been lecturing for a little while so I'm pretty excited for this coming Saturday (24th May) when I will be doing a lecture at the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny at 7.30pm (Tel 01873850805)

The event is hosted by the Abergavenny Camera Club so it will be a little different than my usual show with more of a concentration on what goes on to get images like the one above. Their web link is: