We very much enjoyed the Sunday afternoon session of the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival. This consisted of three short films, and a lecture.
The first film was called Chasing Water, and was about someone who followed the course of the Colorado River from its source to where it peters out into a puddle – the mighty Colorado no longer reaches the sea.
The second film, called Britain’s Last Wilderness – A Week Without Food, was about some lads who headed to Knoydart to see whether they could live off the land.
The final film was very touching. The Journey was about Paul Pritchard cycling in the Himalaya. Pritchard was a leading rock-climber until a large rock fell on his head causing disabilities (most of his right side doesn’t work anymore). He cycles using his left leg and stearing/braking controls for his left arm.
The lecture and slideshow was given by Dr Andrew Murray, who completes various long distance runs, including one up Mt Kilimanjaro, and less than a week later after a further 350km jog, one up Mt Kenya.