Anna and Martin recently went for a couple of days' climbing in Glencoe.
As some will know, the weekend was made more interesting by the fact that as we were downclimbing Buachaille Etive Mor we heard shouts for help. It transpired that a hiker had chosen the wrong way down, had fallen and broken his ankle and got stuck on a pretty desperate-looking ledge. We made the call to mountain rescue, and a helicopter was called out. One of the newspapers wrote it up like this.
Once that drama was out of the way, we retired to our bothy. As anyone who has spent some time in the rather basic surroundings of a mountain bothy knows, a few tunes, interspersed with some heroic tall tales of daring-do, all washed down with a dram or two of good whisky is the traditional way to spend the evenings!
We recorded the video below of us playing 'Visa Pisa', a great tune written by Norwegian musician Olav Luksengård Mjelva.
This was recorded on a Google Nexus 2 phone, so not exactly high-end kit, but it did give surprisingly good results in the low light. The sound was recorded using a Rode NT5 microphone, and edited on Reaper. The video was edited in Kdenlive (opensource).