Don Whillans was one of the leading rock climbers of his generation.
This film examines Don’s gritstone horrors, his hard routes in Wales, then follows him to the Alps and beyond on several of his epic expeditions. But its also focuses on Don’s unique humour, his devastating oneliners that pricked pomposity wherever he found it and poked fun at those who deserved it. Don may have died 20 years ago but the myth surrounding Whillans can still be heard whenever climbers reminisce about a time when hard men were hard and legends were being made. Perhaps his partner Joe Brown best sums him up, “Don was unique”.The DVD also has 90 minutes of extras.
For more amusement see the article Don Whillans – Myth and Legend in magazine Dec 2006, go to climbmagazine.com or click here.
Narrated by Ian McNaught Davis Filmed,Written – Edited & Produced by Leo Dickinson