We’ve got three copies of the acclaimed climbing movie The Long Hope to be won, and to enter our compo all you need to do is email your name to: email@example.com, and we’ll pick winners out of a hat (or the electronic equivalent..!)
You may already have watched the trailer (below) but the film, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival last year, contrasts the challenges of Ed Drummond’s first ascent over 40 years ago, with Dave MacLeod’s first free ascent, and also follows Ed as he makes a pilgrimage back to St John’s Head to look upon the route one last time.
At 1150 foot, St Johns Head is the tallest sea cliff in the UK. It was first climbed in 1970 by Drummond together with Oliver Hill. They took seven days to climb the cliff, sleeping on ledges and in hammocks along the way. Forty years on Dave MacLeod and Andy Turner set out to climb the cliff in a single day. You can see the spectacular results of that climb captured in glorious high definition in Paul Diffley’s brilliant film.