Perhaps they were inspired by hearing yesterday the The Ice Factor are going to host The UK Ice and Mixed Climbing Championships in January. Once again the BBC will be televising it on The Adventure Show (BBC Scotland and Sky channel ??)
Tony, Mike and myself were the top 3 brits in last year's males comp so it's time to buckle down again. First we sorted out some overdue roof repairs on The Schoolyard roof, then some route setting was in order. Last year's competition featured some whacky route setting (this year Dave MacLeod is doing the honours), so Mike decided that we need to emulate some of that madness.
Tony Stone with drill. Doing what you're not allowed to do down your normal local climbing wall.
Tweedly innovative as ever - invents a new climbing technique... axe between the legs. Thigh power.
You may recognise Mike from our first movie Fools With Tools.
Three years on and happily nothing changes.
Tony Stone, fresh from an ascent of the '38 route on the Eiger, struggles to climb a 3ft log. (actually he's cruising but he still gets some stick).
Later Dave MacLeod called round with Cubby after a day's filming for the BBC at Aberdour. He was running low on stock of E11, so now he has plenty of stock to run to Christmas. You can buy E11 along with a range of other DVDs from his online store.
That's enough. Need to get one with some work now.
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