Thursday, June 23, 2011

MacLeod on Longhope


(picture from Hot Arches Production) 


Incredible climbing and images from Dave completing one of the hardest trad lines free, in a day, 500 meters of Scottish sea cliffs at Orkney.  Amazing, looking forward to climbing with Dave in 2 weeks as part of the Gore-Tex Experience tour, can't believe I'm going to meet the guy...remember watching his E11 movie in 2006 and thinking crazy, just crazy...maybe this could be a definite treatment for my lead head issues? Live and see.

5 comments:

Walied Othman said...

how did you make that happen?

uasunflower said...

@Wal - participated on a Gore-tex sponsored Facebook-enabled contest http://newsroom.gore-tex.eu/en/en_outdoor/experience-tour-dave-macleod-casting-candidates/, still one selection left in Edinburgh in 2 weeks, where from 4 of us "they" will choose 2 to go to Norway with him. Funny, but it worked. How is life in Asia btw?

Walied Othman said...

nice, I hope you enjoy, definitely blog about it :)
Life in asia looks like a lot of fun, and I think it will get even better once I have a permanent place to stay.

uasunflower said...

will do :)...so where do you live meanwhile?? any good climbing around?? any photos?

Walied Othman said...

I'm staying at the university where I will be booted in about 2 weeks. Only a few gyms in Singapore afaik, but Malaysia and Thailand are not that far off :-)
Watch Facebook for pictures :)