Film / Seachd The Inaccessible Pinnacle
The first feature length Scottish Gaelic film, about a little boy called Angus, who after the death of his parents on Skye's Inaccessible Pinnacle, is looked after by his grandfather, who tells many incredible stories of young love, revenge, Spanish sailors and mysterious gold. As a grown man visiting his dying grandfather in hospital, his life is hijacked one final time to find out the truth.
Has the examples of:
- Bilingual Dialogue: The Scot knows know Spanish, and the Spaniard knows not Gaelic.
- Climbing Climax
- Climbing the Cliffs of Insanity: By the British system for grading rock climbing, the Inaccessible Pinnacle is given the grading of Moderate. Although this is a comparatively low grade there are massive drops to the sides which would be fatal if anyone were to fall. Angus and the hooded man both climb without a partner or a rope.
- Interestingly, Angus's parents are shown using ropes and safety equipment such as a sticht belay plate in the opening scene - and yet perish on the mountain.