I know I shouldn’t have favourites but I do and this is one of them. I was really challenged when making this film as the weather was truly awful – thankfully I had a brilliant client who was happy to be flexible and I had some great talent to work with who were fantastically positive in some fairly inclement conditions!

The mountains of the UK are beautiful, accessible and still wild.

Mountain Training UK are the National Governing Body for mountain leadership qualifications in the UK. Their first training scheme was the Mountain Leader qualification, established in 1964. They have recently launched a mountain skills course that aims to promote safe enjoyment of hill walking in mountainous terrain, the first course that they have established that does not have a leadership element to it.

“The Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to more mountainous terrain. Ideally, participants would have some basic hill walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness. Courses are run in the higher mountain areas of the UK and Ireland.”

Our brief was to provide a video that showed people enjoying the mountains in any weather. We filmed in Glencoe and Glen Nevis over two days of challenging weather, trying to capture the fun that can still be had, in spite of rain and thick cloud, when you have the appropriate skills for the mountains.

Director, Camera & Aerials: Rob Johnson
Producer: Nicola Jasieniecka
Music: Rise and Shine by Dov Waterman
Out of the Woods – Allegory Music
Shipping Forecast by Brian Perkins

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