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Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« on: March 10, 2020, 05:36:11 am »
Hi WideFetishists, warm greetings from over the pond and I used to correspond with a few of folks before the demise of Supertaco!

Anyway a few of you may be interested in a wee video I made called "Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead" featuring my friend Andrew Walker who had a life changing motorbike accident over 12 years ago. This resulted in the loss of his right arm, a load of metalwork in his legs, a loooong time spent in a wheelchair followed by years of rehabilitation.

Remarkably Andrew returned to his great passion of rock climbing and here he revisits his favorite sea cliff venue, Gogarth near Holyhead in North Wales to attempt one of the great rock climbs in the UK called "A Dream of White Horses".

Andrew has a very special relationship and a myriad of memories of Gogarth having climbed literally dozens of routes spanning decades of climbing at the White Cliff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt85CzAyBwA

The video is best viewed in 4K so any constructive feedback welcome and I really hope you enjoy the vid over a beer or brew!

Happy Climbing

Dave
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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 06:31:50 am »
Bam! Customary first neggie bestowed...nothing personal, it's a WideFetish warm welcome. Thanks for the video, that route is famous for almost killing Barber, right? On TV?
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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 04:50:49 pm »
Super good Baldy!  I knew Ed a bit from Yosemite and got to climb on Gogarth once a few years ago.  Fookin’ ace man!

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 07:10:43 pm »
Proud effort Andrew!
Thanks for the video Dave. +1
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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 07:40:43 pm »
This came up on one of my playlist a few weeks ago I thought it was bad ass!   8)

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 02:00:21 am »
Bam! Customary first neggie bestowed...nothing personal, it's a WideFetish warm welcome. Thanks for the video, that route is famous for almost killing Barber, right? On TV?

Ha no worries Overload and thanks for the neggie and kind words! Sorry being UK based I have never heard of Barber before, maybe an American climber?   :-) Cheers Dave

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2020, 02:02:21 am »
Super good Baldy!  I knew Ed a bit from Yosemite and got to climb on Gogarth once a few years ago.  Fookin’ ace man!

Thanks Russ muchly appreciated and it was a fookin' bonkers day by the seaside! :-) Cheers Baldy

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 02:03:30 am »
Proud effort Andrew!
Thanks for the video Dave. +1
Tad

Thanks for the positive vibes Tad! :-) Cheers Dave

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2020, 02:06:49 am »
This came up on one of my playlist a few weeks ago I thought it was bad ass!   8)

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Thanks dude and I really appreciate your appreciation! :-) Cheers Dave

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2020, 06:50:41 am »
I thought that was the route that Henry Barbour soloed and said he almost spit off of the thing at the Crux it was the closest he'd ever come to Falling while soloing maybe I'm thinking of something else and have it wrong what are you going to do I'm old. The TV thing I was thinking of was Him and Pete livsey but they did it with a rope on the TV show American Sportsman

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 08:11:14 pm »
GREAT post, Bald !  btw I saw your film in the Rock and Ice article. 

https://rockandice.com/videos/climbing/once-upon-a-time-in-holyhead-first-one-armed-ascent-of-a-dream-of-white-horses/

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2020, 04:20:40 pm »
Thanks for this Bald, +1 for climbing content
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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2020, 08:54:26 pm »
Great thread !   



 Iirc, Barber did this on Wild World of Sports didnt he??
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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2020, 05:25:20 am »
I thought that was the route that Henry Barbour soloed and said he almost spit off of the thing at the Crux it was the closest he'd ever come to Falling while soloing maybe I'm thinking of something else and have it wrong what are you going to do I'm old. The TV thing I was thinking of was Him and Pete livsey but they did it with a rope on the TV show American Sportsman



Hi overwatch I've watched the vid of Barber (with Harris) on Dream you mentioned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MzENqrxt6M

Quite a nostalgic trip from way back in time!

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2020, 05:29:06 am »
GREAT post, Bald !  btw I saw your film in the Rock and Ice article. 

https://rockandice.com/videos/climbing/once-upon-a-time-in-holyhead-first-one-armed-ascent-of-a-dream-of-white-horses/

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Thanks a million LuckyPink and indeed Long Live Ed Drummond! Cheers Baldy

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2020, 05:30:10 am »
Thanks for this Bald, +1 for climbing content

Muchos gracias Frostback! Cheers Baldy

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2020, 05:34:30 am »
Great thread !   



 Iirc, Barber did this on Wild World of Sports didnt he??

Many thanks Ron and sorry for the delay in responding as things have been quite surreal over the pond, as they obviously have been in the US and all over the world...
Anyway I guess Wild World of Sports is an old US programme so maybe one of the other WideFetishists has recollection of this!
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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2020, 09:36:03 pm »
So where is all those lurking climbers who complain there is never climbing topics on forums??     Shouldnt they be posting here ??    :o :o
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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2020, 10:11:51 pm »
Haha...it’s a sham Ron... they just want to play grabass politics all day long.

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Re: Once Upon a Time in...Holyhead - A Dream of White Horses
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2020, 10:15:17 pm »
Hey baldy...  yeah wild world of sports was a weekly program of all kinds of sports.. also was American Sportsman (i think) and a couple of others including Thats Incredible that showed some rock climbing from time to time. Poor productions at best, but at the time it was all we had going.