In reply to ON3WAB:
Thanks for the tip off Peter, I would not have seen this if it had not been mentioned here. I watched Mountain and then turned over to see Wainwright’s Walks on BBC 4. The episode was the assent of G/LD-003 Helvellyn (950m, 10 points) via Striding Edge. Some fantastic photography and stunning views in both episodes.
GM/NS-020 Ben Hope looked like I could tackle it but it would have to be in summer for me. GM/NS-060 Suilven - Caisteal Liath - 731m, 4 points looked quite a hard one and a difficult one to get to which may be why it is unactivated as yet. GM/SI-002 Sgurr Dearg - Inaccessible Pinnacle - 986m, 6 points in the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye scared the socks off me. Considering Griff Rhys Jones is an alleged novice it is quite some achievement.
The Striding Edge route up Helvellyn shown in Wainwright’s Walks is maybe not the one I would choose but I can see it will bug me if I never get to do it after seeing it, even though it did make me somewhat twitchy just to watch it.
The best television I have seen for a while, but then it is the only television I have seen for a while ;o)
It might be worth a reminder each Sunday that it is on.
Thanks Steve GW7AAV
Sunday Herald interview with Griff Rhys Jones at http://www.sundayherald.com/arts/arts/display.var.1563294.0.0.php