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Enter The Dragon

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Carney James Turner

Extreme sports with the BBC.

All night in the unmade park... The birds the grass the trees the lake, and the wild boys innocent as strawberries.  Dylan Thomas presciently captured the antics of Carney and the crew this week as he spent the night out on Snowdon, filming a grand adventure for the BBC.

Up on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) the film crew have been working on a little secret from the grave*.  Our friends at CBBC asked if we could deploy the drones to capture some eye-watering action on the mountain.  So, on the hottest day of the year Carney galloped up to the top and pitched his tent ready to catch 24 hours of antics.

From there it was straight down to South Stack cliffs at Gogarth as the Irish Sea piled in on us.

As with every shoot, pre-production is key, and Fleur has been working with the Beeb and local authorities to ensure that everything was in place.  We're flying both the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and the Parrot ANAFI on this job, but couldn't do either without permission from local ATC, landowners, RSPB, RAF, Air Ambulance, Search and Rescue and Coastguard.  Our thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen.

     

 *The Welsh name for Snowdon, Yr Wyddfa, means grave and is pronounced like "er with-va".  The story goes in a legend that the giant Rhita Gawr, the king of Wales, was buried under a cairn of stones on the summit of the mountain, following a battle with King Arthur.  It is said that the giant defeated 30 kings of Britain, taking their beards to create a cloak of the beards, reaching from his shoulder to the floor.