CRAGSMAN'S DAY, a

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: CRAGSMAN'S DAY, a

Reference number: 1086

Date: 1946

Director: [filmed by Ben H. Humble]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.34 mins

Description: Rock climbing on the "Cobbler".

Awarded first prize by Michael Powell in the 1948 Scottish Amateur Film Festival

Humble papers deposited in National Library of Scotland. Further information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/q82jgo6 [last accessed 27/11/2015]

See also "The Voice of the Hills: The Story of Ben Humble" by Roy M Humble.

Credits: This film was awarded the principal prize by Mr Michael Powell in the 1948 Scottish Amateur Festival.
Nothing in this picture is faked
The Climbers: John Nimlin, Harry Grant, David Easson
[ph. and d. Ben H. Humble]

Shotlist: Credits (0.27); Shots of tents pitched at foot of the Cobbler. The climbers appear from the tents and cook their breakfast over an open fire. Check soles of boots and put them on (1.29); Shot of pages from the British Mountaineering Club booklet entitled "Rock Climbs on the Cobbler". The three men study a diagram of one of the routes and look up to the same area of the Cobbler (1.48); They set off. General views of early stages of climb while walking to the rock face (2.31); The climbers rope themselves together and begin the ascent of the cliff face (4.05); A chimney problem. General views of the ascent with close-ups of chimney (5.01); Ardgarten Wall. General views of the ascent and close-ups of finger and toe holds (5.46); Silhouette of the climbers on top of peak and against the sky. Shots of the view from the peak (6.12); Summit of South Peak. General views of peak from below (6.38); Descent by rope; View from just below the peak (7.07); Centre Peak Arete. General views of the ascent to the Centre Peak (8.28); Summit of the Cobbler. Views of the rock face and of the climbers (9.11); North Peak. Views of same; View from the peak; Climbers on the summit (10.25); Off for home. Men walk back down the hill to camp (10.57); The End (11.00).