We're a fan of the outdoors and spend the majority of our time filming outside... it's just what we do. Sometimes though, the outside is a little different and this shoot for Learn to Trade and their team of sponsored climbers we were filming the ascent of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain!
The weather certainly wasn't kind do us with rain forecast, 55mph winds and -8 temperatures at the top.
We decided to pack light and take the DJI Phantom drone, it's light weight, easy to carry, reasonably weather resistant and ultimately fairly cheap if it were to get damaged. To keep our kit light we also opted to use the DJI Osmo handheld gimbal which worked really well as a light weight, high performing gimbal that's quick and easy to set up. We also found using an external Rhode microphone picked up all the sound bites we needed really well.
In total, it took us just over 6 hours from the bottom, up to the top and back down, plus half an hour of extra filming at the bottom to grab some set up shots... all in all a pretty tough day!