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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Got landscapes on my mind at the moment due to a major project I'm trying to finish...
Just seen a trailer for what looks like being a good series: 5 parts, each an hour long, and starting at 9pm next Sunday evening...
Here is the description of the series:

Griff Rhys Jones will be undertaking an arduous journey of the British Isles - from the far north of Scotland to Dartmoor in the south across the roughest mountain landscapes. He encounters sublime scenery, wildlife and dramatic shifts in the seasons.
Along the way he meets crofters, poets, photographers, mountain rescue teams - from lords of the manor to the well-travelled postman. He will show us what it is like to live in the shadows of the hills, and meet the people who go there with the aim of conquering their heights. Griff will also look at the historical tales of the British mountains - epic battles, early pioneers and geological marvels. For the viewer this will be visually sumptuous; for Griff Rhys Jones it will be a physical, mental and emotional challenge. A novice hill walker and climber, we will witness him scrambling down a scree and negotiating a perilous ridge. He spends the night in bothies and snow holes, braves the wind and snow, and hopefully tackles the most difficult ascent in the country - the infamous Inaccessible Pinnacle of the Cuillin Hills in Skye.

The last bit appeals to me as I have climbed the 'In Pin' as it's also known - will try to find some of my pictures of the In Pin....

Here is SIKYIP's YOUTUBE fly-through

More books on similar themes are also on my shopping list.
Just finishing off Wildwoodthen it's on to Wild:

and a must-read for September will be Robert MacFarlane's new book: "The Wild Places" which is already ordered... Will soften the blow of the fact that it comes out on the first day of the new school year...

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