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Shared Vision will receive its world premiere at The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on Saturday 2nd November.
The 22-minute film was shot on location, edited and produced by award-winning adventure cameraman Keith Partridge, and documents my Holman Prize expedition to climb Am Buachaille, one of Britain’s most remote pinnacles.
My companions on my quest to become the first blind person to summit ‘The Tom Patey Three’ iconic Scottish sea-stacks were my climbing, wild-swimming and tandem partner Matthew Wootliff, and Nick Carter, the calmest Mountaineering Instructor in the business…
Watch the trailer here:
I am very grateful to my sponsors for sharing my vision and helping to show that blindness should be no barrier to adventure:
- San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind who gave me the wherewithal to follow the example of James Holman ‘The Blind Traveller’.
- Arc’teryx, Above|Below, The Castle Climbing Centre, and VauxWall, who all made sure we had the best equipment and training for a successful expedition.
- Isokinetic Sports Injury Clinic, who ensured my full recovery when I got injured – and improved my balance!
Along with my family and friends, you have all helped me focus on what I can achieve rather than what I’ve lost – thank you!
For more information about The Holman Prize visit: http://holman.lighthouse-sf.org
Radio News – Latest
Read On is The Audiobook Show on RNIB Connect Radio. Hosted by me, it’s a blend of book news, reviews, and author interviews.
Recorded at The RNIB Talking Books Studio in London, recent highlights include interviews with all the authors short-listed for the 2019 Booker Prize, a show recorded live at The Wigtown Book Festival featuring Natalie Haynes, Alan Johnson, Lord Bird and Prof. Steve Jones, exclusive interviews with Lee Child, Joanne Ramos and Dame Stella Rimington and so much more!
Download the podcast free from your favourite provider – simply search for “Read On – The Audiobook Show” or follow the link: https://audioboom.com/channel/readonair
I am also a regular contributor to Radio 4, most recently for Annalisa is Awkward, as well as frequent appearances on In Touch both as a talking head on round table discussions and with my ‘Seeing Red’ point of view pieces on life as a blind person.
To access all the features I have recorded for In Touch, including why Aussie cricketer Shane Warne made me see red and my feature about giving back a guide dog that was included in Radio 4’s Pick of the Year 2017, click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?filter=programmes&q=red+szell