Monday, 30 January 2012

The Message

To finish off my holiday to the Cairngorms we decided to have a go at something hard; well actually Dom wanted to do something hard and I have developed a reputation that I'll second anything. The route we chose was The Message in Coire an t-Sneachda which is hard but very well protected with a grade of (IV,6); this makes it an excellent way to get a taste for harder mixed climbing without browning ones trousers too much.

I was fed up at carrying my heavy SLR around, luging it up climbs and then suffering the faff of trying to get it out my bag and use it without smashing it on a rock or dropping it down the cliff. I therefor experemented with a new film camera I've purchased called the Veho Atom.

Ok the video is not great quality but when you see the size of the camera it's actually pretty good; the Atom is small, really really small. It's easy to operate although not in winter gloves and it took me a bit of time to work out how to stabilise it in the end settling with just clipping it to my helmet which didn't really work either. The camera comes with a 2GB SD card which holds over 30 minutes of footage and can also store still frames. Where weight is a real issue this is excellent I will be using it again.

The Atom with the lens cap to my SLR

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