Hillwalking on Ben Lawers – Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Experience – Ben Lawers Climb Scotland

Hillwalking on Ben Lawers – Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Experience – Ben Lawers Climb Scotland


Background Jungle Drum Soundtrack and Flutes Music Duke of Edinburgh Award Social Day Walk, Sunday 28th September 2008 Background Jungle Drum Soundtrack and Flutes Music Simon, you owe me a fish supper and a pint right so! I don’t owe you a pint! Laughs. Why do I owe you a pint? Well… Here we are. It’s actually one of the best courses I’ve ever been on actually. I’ve got a hat if you need one. I’ve got four Empire’s biscuits which we can all share later. That’s a good bit over there you can hold onto. Smile Alan! Give us a wave! Yeah! Laughs. If you hold the back of this here then you can lift yourself up. Hi girlies! Hanging out, having a good time, back to Alan! Laughs. Muddy hands, smile Alan! We just missed you doing that last bit. This is the trickiest part of the Tarmachan Ridge that we’re ascending, So Hazel is making her ascent moving up with considerable confidence over this tricky section. She’s just about to finish coming up the last bit now and she’s going to give us a nice smile when she finishes! when she comes to the top, there’s the smile. A destinctive smile indeed. This running commentary is going to embarass everyone an awfully lot when we show it on Monday night. We’re hoping that nobody falls here! Nobody has hurt themselves so far but if the camera man doesn’t look where he’s going, he might fall backwards down this cliff that’s just behind him. Giggles. It might be funny, it might make for a good film. Okay who is coming up the hill next, now we have Norma Morrison storming up the hill, storma Norma! That’s what we call her. Stop talking! So if we make her laugh, she might fall off. Laughs. That might be bad for the people down below. Normas doing well. There’s the toungue. A wee cheeky monkey. And who’s this, this is Amy. I can tell… spiderman! It’s the radioactive god, you can tell by the colour of the hat, Watch yourself Amy, just slowly.. Yeah I’ve got you,. Right! Lets see what she’s doing with her hands and feet, I’m just going to move.. timid sounds. closer to the edge. Still a bit yet, she’s got her feet firmly in place on a little ledge. That’s pretty good and what’s Alan doing.. Alan is concerned about the well being of his camera. That’s why he is shaking so much at that point, it’s nothing to do with nerves. He’s got his foot well placed there. Yeah, look at that! Good foot holds, maybe not.. He’s changed his mind, we’re still.. this feels like I’m flying.. and it’s nothing to do with the recent mediciation! It’s quote a slot in there isn’t it Amy? Yeah. There actually really good foot holds for your feet. Looks like the wind is picking up. What’s that Alan? Dorothy will watch this.. Dorothy will have to watch it, no Alan this is quite entertaining! Amy, just put out your legs, Alan will.. So to all you viewers, this is probably less dangerous than it looks. Everything is perfectly under control here. Are you alright Calum? How’s it going? You’re all very cheeky people, your always sticking your toungue out at me. What’s he going to do here? It’s quite wet and slippy in there isn’t it? It’s quite a shrine of the rocks, Alan is this black and white that I’m shooting!? or does it just look that way to me? I.. Are you okay? Yeah. Just there, there’s a good hand hold.. Brilliant, yes that’s perfect. Well done. So you need to keep reaching with your right hand. and to grab onto something, yeah you can hold onto something like that, yeah that’s pretty good. Are you okay? Now you need to get your right foot up out of that slot and up near where your, above where your right hand is. That’s it, so if you reach your right hand up, then get your right foot up out of that crack. It’s quite tricky isn’t it? That’s it. I’m in a twist here. You’re a bit twisted? Go Alan! You’re fine. If you can, was your left foot in a good spot there? There you mean? Yeah. Get it there and then all you have to do is stand up on it and get your right foot.. Brilliant and that’s all dry hand hold bits you’ve got there, brilliant. That’s it, well done. Well done, very good. Give us a smile. Yeah, now look at who’s coming up now. This is going to make everyone very dizzy when they are watching it. This is a an extra special Duke of Edinburgh outing on Meall nan Tarmachan, the hill of the Tarmachan. We haven’t seen any of those yet. There’s Callum laughing in my face. Probably deserved and here is our latest addition to the leader’s team. storming up finishing last at the top. Comedy Silent Film Honky Tonk Piano Music You’ll end up having tears! Laughs. If your watching this back Simon, you’re a fool! It will all end in tears! Laughs. It’s windy! Hi guys! Meall Tarmachan. Second munro of the day. Give us a smile! It’s angry over there. I’m not really convinced about how a rainbow is formed? Light is split up into different colours. It’s a bit like it is in a prism, yes. It’s split up into those different colours by the water in the same way so light consists of all the different colours. After you. Grating Gate Sound Can I sit in the front this time? Yes sure. Simon, I’m going to get travel sick, can I travel in the front? Edelweiss! Laughs. Well that was a good day guys. I hope you all had fun. Not reflecting on the positives and negatives of it anymore, how do you reflect on how it was different?, how was it different? Apart from the fact that you didn’t have to carry a big pack. It was more like a.. It was more like a stroll. Like I don’t mean like a stroll, I mean like a leisurely stroll rather than when your on an expedition, you’ve got to be somewhere at a certain time at a certain point so your under more preassure. You can change your route, you can change.. and you have to do all of the work beforehand and you’ve got to really stick to your route. There you can say that route really looks good or whatever. You know okay so it’s more of a fixed agenda, you’ve got to achieve a certain thing and a certain time. Callander in twenty past six. Uptempo guitar and drum beat background music Especially nowadays as we have no winter! Film Produced by Alan Taylor Thanks to all participants and leaders Hillwalking on Ben Lawers – Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Experience – Ben Lawers Climb Scotland

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