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A Walk on the Wild Slide with Johnny Dawes

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Bald Eagle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

Warmest greetings Mountain Projecteers from a cold, grey day in the UK!

It was an honour and privilege to film the legendary climber and all round nice guy Johnny Dawes on Lundy Island at the BMC Climbing Festival at the end of the summer in 2017. On his first ever visit to the Puffin Isle, Johnny wanted to attempt a hands free "walk" up the island's classic climb called "The Devil's Slide" which 1 or 2 of you folks may have climbed.

Johnny came up with this fantastically outrageous idea the night before we sailed and fortunately I had some filming gear with me so a plan was soon formulated. All we needed was a couple of mates to help out with the logistics and the weather to play ball. So on a bluebird but blustery Friday September 1st and the wind getting ever stronger just to add to the excitement, Johnny started to "walk" up the Devil's Slide!

Anyway here's a wee video of the day with a bit of aerial footage of one of the UK's greatest ever climbers to lace up a pair of rock shoes on his attempt to "walk" up Lundy's most iconic natural feature on the classic climb of the island. I have seen a one or two things in 25 years of climbing but this was something else...

All constructive feedback welcome and please feel free to share it to your Facebook friends so sit back and take a walk on the wild slide with Johnny Dawes! :-)



Ps And check out the EB's!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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