Why choose us?
Four good reasons to choose Hillwalks on Video for that perfect hillwalking gift, planner or treasured timeless keepsake of red letter days among the fells…
Hillwalks on Video, established in early 1994, are the originators of the now popular genre of filmed walks along established routes of ascent to major fell tops. The following summer after the release of the first filmed fell walk in history – our Scafell Pike from Borrowdale – a BBC presenter and his producer colleague scrambled a film crew onto Striding Edge to cover the hill walk from Patterdale to Helvellyn and even going on to copy our Trilogy presentation format by showcasing three titles on one video.
Our DVDs take the viewer back in spirit to familiar and favourite mountains again – our unique style of first person film-making giving a distinct impression and sense of being there and re-living the hill walk concerned.
Award-winning photography and high production values guarantee stunning views of the surrounding scenery, from colourful and intricate rock lichens to grand high mountain panoramas.
In addition to occasional evocative background mood music and the natural ambient sounds of the hills present during recording, brief subtitles give names, distances and spot heights of surrounding fells to the horizon. This, along with relevant yet unobtrusive commentary at intervals, make our hillwalking DVDs the hill-going connoisseurs’ choice with the fells themselves – as AW himself reminded us – being the stars of the show.
We believe our customers deserve to see the hills at their very best, even though many were climbed more than once before the recognized professional landscape photographic standard of excellent light combined with unrestricted visibility was present.
No wandering around in pouring rain or through the mist of low cloud. If you’re contemplating buying a hillwalking DVD, why choose dull, foggy, hazy or wet?