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HD Video: Kayaking Downpatrick Head

This film was shot in June 2011 at Downpatrick Head, County Mayo, Ireland. Most people visit the headland to view the massive seastack known as Dun Briste. But beneath their feet, Downpatrick Head is riven with caves. The longest cave is around 400m long and runs right through from one side of the headland to the other. One of the only ways to explore the cavern is by sea kayak, but the right weather conditions are relatively rare - the cliffs are extemely exposed to Atlantic swells and kayakers need the water flat calm to enter in safety.

The footage was ...

HD Video: First Descent

A fun little piece from January 2010. We had one of the coldest spells of winter weather for over 30 years in Ireland, so lugging a snowboard into the mountains was in order, if nothing else, just for the novelty value. This was shot on Slieve Carr in the Nephin Beg range of County Mayo, one of the most remote summits in Ireland. The snow was powdery above 500m, giving a vertical descent of approx 200m. Footage was shot on Canon 5D mk II and Canon G10. This was my first day out trying the video capabilities of the 5D ...

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