Thursday, 27 June 2013

Ardnamurchan Head Cam

Perfect rock on Ardnamurchan from Alan Halewood on Vimeo.

Ardnamurchan Rock
Deceptively steep direct finish to Krakatoa (4c)
Gill going for the top on Greta Gabbro (VS 4c)
Rich on Claude (HVS/VS 5a)
Gill on the crag classic Yir (VS4c)
Seconding one of the alternative second pitches to Yir (this one is 4b)
First pitch of Volcane (4c)
Rich on Trauma Crack (E3 6a)
A chilled day out yesterday with Rich and Gill at Ardnamurchan. The folks at Sportpursuit (join via this link and we both get £10 to spend on the site!) have given me a fantastic ION Air Pro Plus HD headcam to play with for a while so it got its first airing yesterday. I soloed Greta Gabbro (VS4c), An Toiseach (VDiff), the first pitch of Volcane (the 4c bit) and the slabs opposite the main crag of Meall Fhir Eoin Beag that I've been meaning to look at for ages (2 15m lines, about VDiff and Severe). I also followed Rich up Claude (HVS/VS 5a- depending on which guide you read) and Gill up Yir (VS4c and I led one of the alternative finishes at 4b). Whilst I had a play with the cameras Gill and Rich also climbed Krakatoa with the An Deireadh finish (VS4c), Lava Lout (E1 5b) and Trauma Crack (E3 6a).
First thoughts on the camera are all positive, easy to operate, very high quality video AND stills, not to heavy on the helmet.

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