The Great Climb on TV

25 Aug 2010 14:51

This weekend sees some major climbing action on the BBC. Going back to the old school days of first ascents shown live on national telly, BBC Scotland are once again trying to attempt 'The Great Climb'. They tried this a few years ago and got shut down by the weather (think everyone knows this feeling) when in the Cairngorms. This year they're on the Scottish Isles, more exactly the Isle of Harris, that well known sun drenched island off the north west coast of Scotland.
The plan is to climb an outrageous looking new line up the famous Sron Ulladale. The climbers are Dave MacLeod and Tim Emmet. Whatever happens it should be entertaining.

It will be broadcast on BBC Scotland, BBC HD, BBC Website and can be watched again on the iplayer - phew! That's alot of coverage...and well worth a viewing.

See a preview on the BBC website and read more on Dave MacLeod's blog