The third and final part of Harold Chapman’s journal chronicling his climb across the mountains of Corsica is published in MoutainBlogEurope. At 2,225 metres, the Breche de Capitellu is the highest point of the route, and it is here that he encounters death in one of its many forms… And two days before the end he goes down with food poisoning. There is no way out apart from over the top…
The second part of Harold Chapman’s trek across Corsica has now been published in MountainBlogEurope. Climbing high into the mountains, he experiences the particular variety of mountain solitude as well as the extremities of mountain weather. He reaches the halfway point of Vizzavona and enjoys some Corsican hospitality mixed with Texan companionship!
A scene from “Guns of Navarone” by way of “A Fist Full of Dollars”? No. Shoot three of the super 8 epic that is “Florian’s Last Climb”. Trapped in a blizzard in the mountains of Corsica in 1909, von Liechtenstein and his untrustworthy companion Richaud de Mantalbaum stumble upon a lair of cut throat brigands led by Orso Fesch (AKA Paul Doyle), the self styled “King of Corsica”. Shooting up in Omega Work’s studio on Sunday with the indefatigable Mike Robinson on lensing and lighting duties. Philip Welford, Julio Martino and Michael Teale as the remaining bad men, Ric Bacon as de Mantalbaum, Will Walsh and Jono Ryder making short work of camera assisting duties, David Myers as art department person extraordinaire, Jemma Harrison creating necessary scars and Danica Chapman on cooking up wonders in the kitchen. With Harold Chapman at the helm. A huge thanks to a splendid cast and crew! What a crack!
“Mountainblog Europe”, a leading magazine on climbing and all things Alpinist related, has just published Harold Chapman’s journals on tramping the GR20, one of the toughest and most notorious long distance treks in Europe, which traverses the spine of Corsica’s mighty mountain range. Read the first part here:
As Team GB racks up yet more medals in Rio, spare a thought for the victors and losers at that other great sporting event, “The Chap Olympiad”, which took place last month. Here is Harold Chapman’s review of it in “The Arbuturian”;