BBC Scotland to broadcast live climb in HD

BBC Scotland is to broadcast a live ascent on 'one of the toughest rock faces in the world' in high definition this summer.

Climbing figures Dave Macleod and Tim Emmett will be filmed scaling Sron Uladail on the Isle of Harris, in one of the largest outside broadcasts to be mounted in the Outer Hebrides.

The climb will be transmitted on Saturday 28 August on the BBC HD Channel and BBC Two Scotland, for six hours.

The HD broadcast of a live rock climb will be a world first, according to the BBC.

David Harron, Head of Television Sport at BBC Scotland, said: "This promises to be a memorable televisual event, combining physical drama and spectacular scenery with leading edge broadcast technology. It will be a landmark project in its scale and ambition, which we hope will provide a compelling viewing experience."

Dougie Vipond, who will present the programme, said: "This is set to be one of the most inspiring films ever produced of climbers in action. It will be a hugely challenging and bold ascent and our cameras will be there to capture all the drama as it happens."

DTG Staff  |  19.04.2010

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