Dave MacLeod: The 24/8
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Our Judges say:
Climber Dave MacLeod sets himself a challenge that shows off the beauty and diversity of The Scottish highlands.
How about attempting all your hight land life gools in one day oh bad there is only one day in 10years to do it.
Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions
Established by Dave MacLeod on the 19th March 2018, the '24/8' might be one of the hardest all-round climbing challenges around; an 8A boulder, 8a sport route, E8 trad route, VIII,8 winter route and 8 Munros, all in under 24 hours. The challenge took place in and around Glen Nevis, on Ben Nevis and on surrounding mountains. Starting at first light, Dave climbed the font 8A+ boulder problem followed by the E8 trad route (Misadventure). Walking in through Steall Gorge, Dave climbed Leopld (F8a) at Steall Hut Crag before heading off up the flank of Ben Nevis to drop into Tower Gully and climb Frosty's Vigil (VIII,8). Arriving back on the summit of the country's highest mountain at sunset, he then headed into the night over eight Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet) to complete the challenge, and succeed in one of the most difficult and diverse climbing link-ups ever done. The film follows Dave throughout the challenge; a camera and production crew of one, Kevin Woods, who also assists in route-finding on the mountains and for whom the film is both about the climber but also the magnificence of the Scottish mountains.