Leeds nostalgia: Yorkshire Film Archive climbing footage

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This week’s film, available to view on the Yorkshire Film Archive website, was made by a Sheffield filmmaker William Gordon Gregory about a couple of walkers, a young man and woman, who after seeing some rock climbers, decide to take up climbing themselves.

It features the newly formed Peak Climbing Club and their excursions at Stanage Edge, a popular place for climbers providing a large range of climbing routes for beginners and experts.

The film opens with a woman climbing on a rock face. Just below on a ledge, a group of walkers and climbers are settling down to some lunch.

Two of them watch some climbers whilst a woman kneels over a cooking pot on a camp fire.

Their climbing kit is laid out for display.

One of them is shown throwing a drink over a climber’s foothold.

After each scene there is a close up of a ram.

At Mount Snowdon, a group of climbers climb, and at one point, must go over ice with the aid of an ice pick.

At the snowy top, they survey the landscape around.

See more of the film and other archive material at the YFA website: tinyurl.com/h9w8gwr

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