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Great climb broadcast abandoned
Ed February climbing
The show was expected to be challenging for the climbers
BBC Scotland's ambitious outside broadcast featuring the world's best climbers undertaking extreme challenges in the Highlands has been called off.

After persistent rain which led to dangerous conditions, the production team cancelled the six-hour show.

The Great Climb had been postponed on Saturday and was rescheduled to take place on Sunday.

BBC Scotland said it was very sorry to have to abandon the venture, but the risks were "too great".

The planned live broadcast from Loch Avon basin deep in the Cairngorms National Park was being produced by Triple Echo.

Eight of the world's top climbers were due to attempt testing routes on the imposing Shelter Stone and Hell's Lum crags.

And the broadcast was scheduled to climax with Scotland's top climber, Dave Macleod, trying to get himself up a difficult new route on Hell's Lum.




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