"The Long Hope" Trailer with Dave MacLeod - Climbing Magazine

"The Long Hope" Trailer with Dave MacLeod


The Long Hope Trailer with Dave MacLeod from Hot Aches Productions on Vimeo.

A trailer for the award-winning "The Long Hope" film by Hot Aches Productions. St John's Head on the Island of Hoy is a wild and remote 1,150-foot sea cliff. It was first climbed in 1970 by Ed Drummond Oliver Hill. They took seven days to climb the cliff. Now, 40 years later, one of the world's top climbers, Dave MacLeod, sets out to climb the cliff in a single day, finishing with a new desperately hard final pitch up the headwall. MacLeod's historic new climb, The Longhope Route Direct (E11), is captured close-up with the latest HD cameras and contrasted with the challenges of Drummond's first ascent through interviews and archive material. The film also follows Drummond, now in his late sixties and suffering from Parkinson's disease, as he makes a pilgrimage back to St John's Head to look upon the route one last time.