We are having a Virtual Cinema experiment this Wednesday at 2030, screening “Reel Rock 14”. This is a film about scuba diving. No wait….climbing.
Simultaneous screening of a film with accompanying video and audio chat – what could possibly go wrong. I or Rob P will “drive”.
You will need:
• In advance please register with something called TwoSeven on your windows based device and install anything they want you to install. If you’re not a windows person we may not be seeing you. Mike, this was not a deliberate strategy. I believe it works best on Chrome or Firefox.
• Witty banter
• Wednesday 1st April 2030
• I’ll post a link here and on the NEW Whatsapp group for sharing links to these virtual things. Drop me a line if you’re not on it and want to be on it.
Note - these things are all laptop based but then could be cast / connected to your TV if so inclined.
- At zero – then upside is a bonus
Think that’s it…
Ps I don’t know about anyone else but my home drinking routines are mutating at an alarming rate.
Sounds great! Not sure if my windows laptop will cope (it’s ancient) but might be an option to sync up manually?
mmmh I’ll add you to the whatsapp group and tell you when to press play?
Hi folks - so re tonight’s movie experiment I’ll share link just before say around 2025 (don’t think can schedule it like a zoom call). The extra HDMI cable has arrived so am going for the big screen experience this end.
A suggestion for a 2nd virtual cinema
Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
More tiresome north american scenery involved. Thoughts?
V Cinema tonight 2030 for those interested
We’ll try Matt’s suggestion of The Gritual - it’s under an hour and hopefully will stream ok from the vimeo site, as opposed to the last time when we were trying to suck something off my computer.
Same software as above - TwoSeven - I’ll ping a link around just beforehand.
Still think the Fred Beckey one is worth a watch. Maybe over the BH weekend?
Cool I’m still up for that - i’ve dipped in and out a bit and loved the shots of the Devils Tower Wyoming
Happy Easter folks.
So the suggestion for this coming Wednesday is the " Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey" which for what it’s worth I think would work well as there’s some great scenery and dirtbagging is a vision of the future for some in this group I’m sure post plague - well, I may speak for myself. Hopefully you can be a dirtbagger and a crap climber at the same time.
Review and list of first ascents of this chap below.
BUT, sounding required please I think everyone would need an Amazon Prime account (not on Netflix), and if you’re dialling in from outside the UK it may be problematic but worth a shot.
Are there enough folk that have an Amazon prime account to give this a go?
Drop a quick note / thumb here to say you’re in so I can see if we have a quorum?
Short overview: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/dirtbag-the-legend-of-fred-beckey/story-30816.html
List first ascents courtesy of wiki
- 1939 Mount Despair, North Cascades
- 1940 Forbidden Peak, North Cascades - with brother Helmy, Lloyd Anderson, Jim Crooks, and Dave Lind.
- 1945 Price Glacier , Mount Shuksan, North Cascades with Jack Schwabland and Bill Granston:138
- 1946 East Ridge Devils Thumb, Alaska with Bob Craig and Clifford Schmidtke (Aug 25):
- 1947 North Peak, Liberty Bell, North Cascades - 1947
- 1948 North Ridge of Mount Baker, North Cascades Fred Beckey, Ralph and Dick Widrig (August 1948):156
- 1954 Northwest Buttress to North Peak, Mount McKinley, Alaska (May 27) with Donald McLean, Charles Wilson, Henry Meybohm and Bill Hackett.:166
- 1954 Mount Deborah with Heinrich Harrer and Henry Meybohm:169–170
- 1954 West Ridge Mount Hunter (Alaska) - with Heinrich Harrer and Henry Meybohm:170
- 1959 Yocum Ridge , Mount Hood, Oregon, with Leo Scheiblehner:172
- 1961 North Face of Mount Edith Cavell, Canadian Rockies, Canada with Yvon Chouinard and Dan Doody 
- 1961 Beckey-Chouinard Route on South Howser Tower, Bugaboos, Canada with Yvon Chouinard :152–153
- 1963 Complete North Ridge , Mount Stuart, North Cascades, Washington with Steve Marts:226
- 1963 Northeast Buttress of Mount Slesse, British Columbia, Canada with Steve Marts and Eric Bjornstad:226–227
- 1963 West Buttress (IV 5.8 A1), Musembeah Peak, Wind River Range, Wyoming (September) with Layton Kor:245
- 1966 Mount Seattle, Saint Elias Mountains, Alaska
- 1967 El Matador (NCCS IV, A3), Devils Tower, WY. FA with Eric Bjornstad:403
- 1968 Direct East Buttress (IV F8 A4), South Early Winter Spire, North Cascades, WA. FA with Doug Leen:287–288
- 1968 South Face (III F8 A1), Cathedral Peak (Washington), North Cascades, WA. FA with Dave Wagner, John Brottem and Doug Leen:390
- 1968 Northeast Face , Mount Hooker, Canadian Rockies, Canada. FA with John Rupley:410
- 1970 Beckey’s Spire aka Christianity Spire, Sedona AZ
- 1996 Mount Beckey, Cathedral Mountains, Alaska, with John Middendorf and Calvin Hebert
Sounds great but I don’t have Amazon Prime unfortunately
Have Prime and would be interested.
If you’re looking for ideas for films, Underdeveloped is now free on Vimeo and is good for getting some psyche on for Irish climbing - Mournes, Burden, Fairhead etc.
Not that anyone should need the encouragement to visit the best crag in the UK, of course, but still!!!
Great thanks for that - must watch - home turf!
Will see if we can get a quorum for Beckey and hold that in reserve
Other ideas that I have watched bits of include -
Zabardast - a mixed team of skiers and climbers go to the Karakoram
“The intimate travel diary of an incredible Freeride expedition into the heart of the Karakoram range. The search for one of the most beautiful mountains to ski on the planet, standing at 5880m. An adventure so remote, so high, so committed that no mistakes were allowed. During five weeks, the crew pushed deeper and deeper inside Pakistan, with a 150 km loop in complete autonomy, pulling sleds filled with food, tents and solar panels across gigantic glaciers. As far from home as one can get. A meeting point of Freeriding and Mountaineering. A true adventure.”
Rotpunkt - Alex Megos and the Advent, the Agony and the Art of the Redpoint
Very very hard climbing and some German climbing history
We have prime and sounds good.
Prime is available with a <a href=https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201910190>30 day free trial and whilst I’m actually a paying customer right now I have had more than one free trial on the same account in the past so it shouldn’t be a problem if you already did one .
Excellent - hopefully that will bring along our fallen comrade