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Dave MacLeod

    • UK 
    • Color
    • 325 min 

    The great climb is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Sron Uladail. It was directed by Ian Russell in 2010 and produced by Triple Echo Productions. It features Dave MacLeod, Tim Emmett, Duncan McAllum, Stephen Venables, Mark Garthwaite, Cameron McNeish and others.

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 120 min 

    As part of their preparation for the BBC Scotland’s Great Climb, top rock athletes Dave MacLeod and Tim Emmett attempt to climb five new extreme routes on five Hebridean islands in five consecutive days - a world’s first.

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 20 min 

    A fast paced, decade by decade reflection on selected highlights through the last 50 years of climbing. The transition from heavyweight expeditions conquering huge unclimbed faces to fast alpine style ascents without oxygen. An evolution from aid to free climbing and bouldering. Rare archive footage interwoven with emotional and motivating interviews from Messner, Scott, Zak, Parkin, Venables, Habeler, Boyson and MacLeod.

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 14 min 

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 17 min 

    One of the great pioneers of Scottish mountaineering, Jimmy Marshall, reflects on a lifetime of climbing in Scotland. His soulful words accompany stunning footage of the routes which Marshall first climbed on Ben Nevis 50 years ago.

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 62 min 

    In one legendary week on Ben Nevis in 1960 Jimmy Marshall and Robin Smith climbed six first winter ascents on consecutive days, including the mini Alpine-route Orion Face Direct. They also made the first one-day winter ascent of Point Five Gully, went for a walk, had a beer and got arrested over an incident with some dominoes! Exactly 50 years later Dave MacLeod and Andy Turner pay tribute by setting out to repeat all the routes that Smith and Marshall first climbed in that famous week. This film tells the story of the original events and follows MacLeod and Turner as they discover exactly what an achievement it was.

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 49 min 

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 42 min 


    One of the best all-round climbers in the world seeks to take traditional rock climbing to the next level of difficulty -- and, inevitably, danger. The steep and intimidating rock face protecting the seaward flanks of historic Dumbarton Castle in Scotland is the scene of Dave MacLeod’s very personal battle. The film reveals the dedication, frustrations and sheer physical and mental effort that goes into MacLeod’s climbing. Relationships become strained as he struggles to cope with the difficulty and seriousness of the endeavour. Doggedly, even obsessively, he keeps returning to his "ultimate" project.

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 44 min 

    A sobering film by Claire MacLeod of her husband Dave climbing one of the world's hardest trad routes. Dave’s idea of the perfect climb is one that has beautiful movement on rock, set on the north face of Ben Nevis in stunning scenery. If he could become the first climber to climb "Echo Wall", it would be possibly the hardest and most dangerous rock climb in the world. The film takes us on Dave's journey of preparation for this huge challenge and explores his personal justification for the enormous risk to his life and the potential effects on his wife Claire, who films his eventual climb of the route, where the slightest slip of a hand or foot would mean death.

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 64 min 

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Found films (27)

Original title Year Dir / Prod Locations Genres
Picture Film data Locations
The great climb 2010 Ian Russell, Triple Echo Productions Sron Uladail Documentary
The great climb Sron Uladail
5 Climbs, 5 islands 2010 Richard Else, Triple Echo Productions Galta Mor, Creag Mo, St. Kilda, Great Bernera, Uig Sea Cliffs Documentary
5 Climbs, 5 islands Galta Mor
Creag Mo
St. Kilda
Great Bernera
Uig Sea Cliffs
50 years in the mountains 2010 Brian Hall, Keith Partridge, Venture Film, Mountain Equipment Everest, El Capitan, Cerro Torre, Annapurna, Broad Peak, Ben Nevis, Grandes Jorasses Documentary
50 years in the mountains Everest
El Capitan
Cerro Torre
Don't die 2010 Joe French, John Sutherland, Heatherhat Productions Ben Nevis Documentary
Don't die Ben Nevis
The architect 2010 Paul Diffley, Hot Aches Ben Nevis Documentary
The architect Ben Nevis
The pinnacle 2010 Paul Diffley, Hot Aches Ben Nevis Documentary
The pinnacle Ben Nevis
Cutting loose 2000 Nick Tarmey, Headwall Productions Dumbarton Rock Documentary
Cutting loose Dumbarton Rock
E11 2006 Paul Diffley, Hot Aches Dumbarton Rock, Burbage South Edge Documentary
E11 Dumbarton Rock
Burbage Sout...
Echo wall 2008 Dave MacLeod, Claire MacLeod, Rare Breed Productions Ben Nevis, Pine Alps Boulders, Glen Nevis, Glen Coe, Margalef Documentary
Echo wall Ben Nevis
Pine Alps Bo...
Glen Nevis
Glen Coe
Living for the weekend 1999 Nick Tarmey, Headwall Productions Glen Nevis, Coire an t'Sneachda, Lochnagar, Shelterstone Crag, Ben Nevis, Dumbarton Rock, Auchinstarry Quarry, A'Chir, Mont Blanc, Aiguille du Grépon Documentary
Living for the weekend Glen Nevis
Coire an t'S...