A DIY classic on the dark art of free climbing.

 BMC TV information film showing James McHaffie how to pick up the end of a piece of rope.

The British Mountaineering Council wanted some sharable films to get across some ideas about how climbers behave in the countryside. I came up with this idea and directed the film, along with cameraman and editor Ben Pritchard, muse Dan Middleton and the main cat, Gus the Dog.

When I was climbing Everest I was lucky enough to discover Sie Edmund Mallory's camera, lost in 1928. When I developed the film I was surprised to find this.

My ten minutes of fame. This was me on the BBC's prime-time The One Show talking about a climb the presenter was doing. I appear after about six minutes.

Here's me hosting an on-stage launch event for the climbing history book, Peak Rock. I'm chatting with John Allen, Jerry Moffatt, Ron Fawcett and Pete Whittaker.

Another video I directed for the BMC, working with Ben Pritch and starring Michelle and Dan, about nesting restrictions for climbers.