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    Armorican One Armed Bandit

    Warmest greetings on a cold, grey day Outdoors Magicians

    Here is a Xmas offering and a wee video about my friend Andrew Walker. Andrew is a gnarly "old school" climber with loads of bonkers tales to tell of a life less ordinary and has done oodles of big, serious routes over decades of climbing. Unfortunately Andrew had a very serious and life changing accident about 10 years ago. However he is not a man to be easily deterred and after a couple of years in a wheelchair and a very lengthy rehabilitation, he returned to climbing and can bust some moves up to a pretty amazing standard with some inspiring ninja skills!

    We decided that the 3* VS super-classic Armorican at the delightful and photogenic Craig Caerfai near St Davids in North Pembroke would be an ideal route for Andrew to have a go at. Apart from being the crag classic, we thought Armorican would provide him with a pretty darn tough but hopefully attainable challenge. And did Andrew manage to climb the route I hear you ask? Well have a look at the following vid featuring featuring his life affirming story, some aerial footage and some devilishly dynamic dyno's to find out!


    All constructive feedback welcome, please feel free to share to your Facebook friends and hopefully it will brighten up your tea or lunch break with a drink and mince pie! :-)

    Merry Xmas!

    Dave


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Eagle View Post
    Warmest greetings on a cold, grey day Outdoors Magicians

    Here is a Xmas offering and a wee video about my friend Andrew Walker. Andrew is a gnarly "old school" climber with loads of bonkers tales to tell of a life less ordinary and has done oodles of big, serious routes over decades of climbing. Unfortunately Andrew had a very serious and life changing accident about 10 years ago. However he is not a man to be easily deterred and after a couple of years in a wheelchair and a very lengthy rehabilitation, he returned to climbing and can bust some moves up to a pretty amazing standard with some inspiring ninja skills!

    We decided that the 3* VS super-classic Armorican at the delightful and photogenic Craig Caerfai near St Davids in North Pembroke would be an ideal route for Andrew to have a go at. Apart from being the crag classic, we thought Armorican would provide him with a pretty darn tough but hopefully attainable challenge. And did Andrew manage to climb the route I hear you ask? Well have a look at the following vid featuring featuring his life affirming story, some aerial footage and some devilishly dynamic dyno's to find out!


    All constructive feedback welcome, please feel free to share to your Facebook friends and hopefully it will brighten up your tea or lunch break with a drink and mince pie! :-)

    Merry Xmas!

    Dave

    Crikey. I wouldn't try that with 6 arms let alone one. Impressive.

    Pretty slick production too


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    Proper climb with a right technical looking section towards the top. Some people just have "can" in their heart. A great share. Cheers
    Ryan T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noz View Post
    Crikey. I wouldn't try that with 6 arms let alone one. Impressive.

    Pretty slick production too

    Hi Naz and thanks a million for taking the time to post your kind words as it is muchly appreciated! :-) Cheers Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanTemp View Post
    Proper climb with a right technical looking section towards the top. Some people just have "can" in their heart. A great share. Cheers
    Hey Ryan and many thanks for posting your positive feedback and I really appreciate your appreciation! :-) Cheers Dave

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