'Our work is done'
Well, yes. We are finally finished. The Premiere of Committed is just 2 days away.
Dave B is just back from America where he has been eying up some stunning unclimbed winter lines - back to Colorado quite soon, or maybe not so soon, tonight's first training session with axes was a rather rude awakening.
Paul D is just finishing his first climbing comp of the season. I left Alien Rock (Scotland) early, after Paul had flashed the first 2 problems. Maybe this year? Or maybe 3 months of sitting in front of a computer monitor editing the moves of greater mortals will have taken it's toll?
Fortunately, as film makers, there is no obligation to be good climbers as well. I can think of only one film maker in the world who is rude enough to also climb really well - I'll resist the temptation to out him. He lives in Sheffield, that's plenty enough clue.
So we have an alpine-ish start planned for tomorrow; to The Peak and the promise of good weather.
2 days of climbing, with our super-psyched friend who couldn't care less about climbing movies; she just despairs at why we wont get up at 4.00am so that we can drive down and get a full day of climbing.
Sorry to sound jubilant, but yes 'our work is done'. It's been a great year filming, and a horrendous summer editing.
Right now, the thought of that the sensation of friction, when everything sticks and the seemingly impossible happens; that seems more important than any magazine review or sales statistic.