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BBC 4 Tonight - Old Man of Hoy

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 Trangia 17:46 Wed

Documentary at 9pm about the blind climber Jesse Dufton lead climbing on it.

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 krikoman 18:24 Wed
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Saw that advertise, cheers, for the reminder.

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 Trangia 18:02 Thu
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Did you enjoy it?

I thought it was excellent and very well produced and filmed. Huge respect for Jesse. It's amazing that he leads at such a high grade. He has a great mental attitude and outlook.

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 krikoman 23:09 Thu
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Only just watched it, amazing, his Mrs was good too. I can't imagine how strong he must be, I've always liked the selection of gear and it's placement as part of climbing, getting the right piece for the right placement first time was always a minor victory. That's something non-climbers don't understand. Doing this while blind is mind-boggling.

A great film and not enough words to explain my admiration for both of them, a great team.

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 Wilderbeest 08:09 Fri
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Loved it...particularly liked the way they filmed him walking into bushes, traffic cones...then you see him leading E2.

And Pete Whitaker getting blindfolded and walking off the path the wrong way was funny.

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In reply to Trangia:

Really enjoyed that, it's available on i-player if you missed it.

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