Why choose us?
Four good reasons to grab a piece of collectable mountain movie history and choose Hillwalks on Video for that perfect hillwalking gift, planner or timeless keepsake of favourite hill-walking days.
Hillwalks on Video are the recognized originators of the now-popular genre of filmed walks along established routes to well-known mountain tops. After the release of the first filmed fell walk in history – our Scafell Pike from Borrowdale - the following summer a BBC presenter and his producer colleague scrambled a film crew up onto Striding Edge to cover the hill walk from Patterdale to Helvellyn – even going on to copy our trilogy presentation format by showcasing three titles onto one video cassette.
The DVDs are purposely produced with the aim of taking the viewer back in spirit to familiar or favourite mountains again – many customers over the years commenting on how our unique style of first-person film-making imparts a distinct sense of being there; of re-living the walk concerned. Award-winning photography and high production values guarantee stunning views of surrounding scenery, from colourful intricate rock lichens through to grand sweeping mountain panoramas.
In addition to occasional evocative background mood music and the natural ambient sounds of the hills present during the 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 – not the personalities of the presenters – 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 in pouring rain or through the mist of low cloud. If you’re contemplating purchasing hillwalking DVDs, there’s no need to watch video filmed in dull or viewless conditions.