17 December 2011

Saturday Video - Rainbow Slab

A great video of climbing in the Llanberis Slate Quarries. The movie really captures the stark post-industrial beauty of the place and profiles the amazing Rainbow Slab.
But that is not what makes this amazing, nor is watching and listening to Jonny Dawes, which is always entertaining. No the thing that makes this awesome is Paul Pritchard, who was severally injured after an accident about 10 years ago and is now hemi-plegic. He somehow manages to get get his battered and broken body up the route. Listening to him talk and his condition and his philosophy on life is inspirational. And as an aside the route is E3 (7- / 5.11a) which is as hard as anything I have ever climbed in my life.

That is pretty fuckin amazing!

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