Walking and outdoor equipment: Media : DVDs & Videos
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Water Safety for Walkers aims to help teachers with the training of Duke of Edinburgh expedition groups, youth groups on hill walks and school pupils undertaking adventure activities as well as walking group leaders in lower hill country.
Produced by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland this DVD is designed to raise awareness of mountain streams and rivers. The content includes crossing running water in easy summer conditions, changes that occur in water levels after rain or snowmelt and choosing a safe place to cross while on the hill and when not to attempt a crossing at all.
A two-disc set featuring 3 fascinating expedition stories – British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, island hopping from Australia to Tasmania across the Bass Strait and a 2,400km trip around the stunning South Island of New Zealand. Also featured are rough water rolling, kayak fishing in San Diego, the Sea caves of Lake Superior and much more.
Redemption: The James Pearson Story tells the controversial story of one of the World's best trad climbers, England's James Pearson. After a dramatic rise to become one of the top climbers in the UK, controversy surrounding the grading of his routes left him feeling ostracised from the climbing scene. The film tells James' story and follows his return to the UK as he faces his demons and looks to redeem his place within the UK climbing community.
From the author of the bestselling Backpacker's Handbook, renowned long-distance hiker Chris Townsend, comes the film Backpacking in the Lake District an introductory guide to wild camping and multi-day hiking. Featuring dramatic landscape vistas, spectacular camp sites, advice on skills and gear this film will provide inspiration and encouragement and will be enjoyed by both beginners and veterans alike. Produced and directed by Terry Abraham.
Join author and friend to Alfred Wainwright, Mark Richards, on three of his favourite walks around Helvellyn. Each walk reveals different and exciting aspects of the Lake District's third highest mountain; secluded ridges and combes, Brownrigg Well and the iconic Striding Edge.Produced and directed by critically acclaimed outdoors film maker of Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike, Terry Abraham, Helvellyn with Mark Richards is 55 minutes of wonderfully crafted visual escapism. Through Abraham's characteristic attention to detail the viewer is drawn into a landscape of contrasts.This DVD brings a piece of the Lake District to your home, setting future plans in motion for some and rekindling memories for others.
A celebration through the seasons of life on and around the roof of all England. Accompanied by an evocative musical score from Freddiehangoler, Terry Abraham's spectacular two hour documentary tells the story of Scafell Pike in the beautiful Lake District through the eyes of the farmers who work the valleys and fells, those who climb the mountain for pleasure and those who try to protect its slopes for future generations.Featuring local authors and broadcasters such as David Powell-Thompson and Eric Robson and internationally known mountain men Alan Hinkes and Joss Naylor, the programme was filmed over a twelve month period and follows the seasons on the mountain from spring lambs through to winter snows with Abraham's trademark time lapse images providing the transitions between seasons.Through the contributions of the British Mountaineering Council's Carey Davies and the National Trust the importance of maintaining the landscape quality of England's highest mountain plays a central role in the film which is introduced by the inspirational shepherdess Alison O'Neill.
A film of a unique physical challenge – legendary athlete, Joss Naylor celebrated 50 years of competitive fell racing by running 35 miles over 20 Lakeland peaks with 18,000 feet of ascent under 15 hours and all at the age of 73! Friends and family, fell runners he's competed with over the years and commentators like Richard Askwith (author of Feet in the Clouds) ran with him for part of the way – an uplifting celebration of the achievements of a world class athlete.
Britain was the birthplace of modern rock climbing for a reason; there's enough rock on our perfectly formed islands to last you a lifetime! If stepping outside for the first time, watch the BMC's DVD to help you get the most from our moorland outcrops, majestic mountain crags and wild sea cliffs. All climbing styles are covered in detail, including bouldering, sport climbing and single and multi-pitch traditional climbing, with the iconic crags of The Roaches, Dinas Cromlech and Gogarth having a starring role. When making your first forays onto the crags, Rock Climbing Essentials will guide you through the skills and techniques needed for a lifetime's climbing, full of fun and exploration.The main film (60 mins) follows a group of four climbers on single and multi-pitch rock climbs. A range of technical chapters (145 mins) expand upon the messages in the film providing comprehensive information on belaying, bouldering, sport climbing, gear and building anchors, runners and ropework, access and conservation, abseiling, emergencies and equipment care.
There are now climbing walls in almost every town and city across the UK, and huge numbers of people visit them every week. They have the advantage of being totally weatherproof and are easy to get to.Whether you are an experienced climber who uses a climbing wall for training for the outdoors, a beginner climber visiting the climbing wall for the first time, or an indoor only climber who uses the wall for keeping fit, meeting friends and competing in friendly competitions – Climbing Wall Essentials shows the skills needed to operate safely and efficiently in an indoor climbing centre.Although indoor climbing walls may be perceived as a safe environment to learn how to climb and try new techniques, there are still plenty of pitfalls and dangers that must be avoided through knowledge and experience imparted in this film.Climbing Wall Essentials also details information on, warming up, improving your technique, how to lead climb, pushing your grade, introducing children to climbing walls, and entering the world of competition climbing. It also looks at how to make that important transition from climbing indoors to climbing outdoors on rock.The information in this DVD is relevant to all climbing walls. But remember, climbing walls are all different and consequently have different designs and management and therefore different rules and regulations which must be adhered to and understood when visiting each individual climbing centre.This DVD is a must for any enthusiastic indoor climber, no matter what stage they are at in their climbing development. The material on the DVD can be re-visited time and time again as a climber progresses and develops.
Alpine Essentials is a training film which shows the essential skills and techniques necessary for Alpine mountaineering and climbing. It follows two mountaineers on a multi day trip in the Swiss Alps. See how they cope with their environment and what steps they take to both enjoy the experience and return safely.The dvd contains a range of separate chapters which expand upon the topics covered in the film, including: glacier travel; crevasse rescue; moving together; abseiling; ice axes; crampons; via ferrata; using huts; clothing and equipment.Filmed in Switzerland in the summer of 2006 the skills covered are appropriate to all glaciated terrain. This instructional climbing film is produced jointly by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the British Mountaineering Council. Alpine Essentials will educate and inspire all those wanting to go alpine climbing and mountaineering. The techniques described are relevant to people operating at all grades and the dvd is ideal forthose taking their first steps in alpine terrain. Filmed in Switzerland in the summer of 2006, the skills covered are appropriate to all glaciated terrain. The DVD is produced jointly by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the British Mountaineering Council.
From the Scottish Borders to the northern highlands there are mountain walks suitable for all ages and experience. In this first collection of Wild Walks, Cameron climbs Hart Fell, the Cobbler, Ben Venue, Bidean nam Bian, Northern Corries of the Cairngorms, Lochnagar and Ben Wyvis. He also takes a stroll in the Monadh Liath and in Glenlivet.
Walk with writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish as he explores the 95-mile West Highland Way between Milngavie and Fort William. No other official long distance trail in the UK offers the diversity of scenery, wildlife and folklore as the West Highland Way.With public transport easily available from both ends and a choice of accommodation en route, this is the trail for both beginners and seasoned backpackers alike.It includes all the information you need to plan the walk, so let Cameron, the country's best known hillwalker, be your guide to Scotland's most popular long distance trail.
This DVD will educate and inspire those who wish to venture out into the mountains this winter, and is packed with information and advice on the skills and techniques required to operate more safely in winter. The film follows a group of climbers on a day out in Glencoe in the Scottish highlands, and we can see how they cope with this potentially hazardous environment and what measures they take to ensure that they both enjoy the experience and return safely.
A DVD showing the essential skills and techniques for hill walking – it follows two walkers on days out in the British mountains and shows them preparing for the walks and the challenges they face and the decisions they make. The film has been shot on location in the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands and also includes a series of technical chapters providing comprehensive information on navigation, mountain rescue, scrambling, clothing and equipment, leadership awards, weather plus much more.
The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite's massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an 'extreme bohemian' lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone's imagination.Valley Uprising is Sender Films' magnum opus in the vertical realm, telling the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity – and the laws of the land.Starring Dean Potter, Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, Jim Bridwell, Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, Yvon Chouinard, John Bachar, Tommy Caldwell and more…
A spectacular exploration of sport climbing in Scotland, featuring the top rock activists, including Dave MacLeod, Joanna George, Dave Redpath, John Watson and Niall McNair.Controversial from the start, Chains follows a passionate community of rock climbers on a journey to seek out and subdue Scotland's most demanding routes, achieving their dreams by reaching for the chains that mark the finish line. The film showcases Dave MacLeod – widely regarded as the best all-round climber in the UK – and the mental and physical environment in which he thrives. 'At my absolute limit,' says Dave in the film, 'It's what I'm looking for; it's what's fun.'Chains is the most inspiring Scottish rock climbing action ever seen on a single DVD.
Yoga for Outdoor People is a film of two full length yoga workouts that are designed specifically for kayakers and climbers. It also features a standing only mini workout that can be done anywhere. It is perfect as a quick beach or rock face warm up. An asana breakdown section provides additional direction, modifications and variations.
Top level climber and coach Neil Gresham has teamed up with Libby Peter – an experienced Mountain Guide and climbing instructor – to bring the very latest in rock climbing skills and techniques. Whether venturing out on rock for the first time or doing some more adventurous climbing, this new film will provide both instruction and inspiration including rope-work skills, movement techniques, tackling single and multi-pitch routes and how to prepare for mountain and sea-cliff adventures. Neil and Libby introduce the essential skills progressively whilst also showing off some of Britain's classic venues including Swanage, Stanage, the Roaches, the Cromlech and Gogarth.