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CaptainVertigo
2012-09-24 23:43:21
"The late Mr.Weir" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
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Tales from the National Parks BBC4
Some of the themes visited here on MountainViews with regard to conservation and development in recent weeks find resonance in the BBC Documentary series Tales from the National Parks. The first of three programmes can be seen again at 12 midnight on Thursday morning 27th September. Those of you living up north of the Border may wish to watch on the BBC Player at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b016dr0x/Tales_from_the_National_Parks_The_Lake_District/#programme-info

According to the BBC "Most people visit the Lake District to enjoy the beauty of the fells, so why would anyone want to turn it into an adventure park? Mark Weir has re-opened Englandís last working slate mine in the heart of the Lakes and wants to run a mile-long zip wire down the side of a mountain.

Richard Macerís film follows his battle for planning permission, neatly ranging forces of conservation against Weirís energetic, entrepreneurial spirit, backed by some surprising supporters. Itís sadly overshadowed by Weirís death in a helicopter accident, testament
to a risk-taking temperament."

The via ferrata is interesting.


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