Ras Yr Wyddfa
S4C | 1 x 60minutes
Highlights of one of the top events in the mountain racing calendar – The Snowdon Race.
As the runners take on the challenge of the tough 10 mile long International Snowdon Race, Cwmni Da successfully takes on the challenge of producing a highlights package for S4C. It’s considered to be one of the hardest mountain races in Europe and is part of the Skyrunner World Series races. 500 runners start the race at Llanberis each year.
The hour long production combines extreme mountain running with the personal stories of those who take part. The race has taken place in extreme weather conditions, wind, rain and scorching sunshine, each with its own challenge for runners and crew alike. Health and safety issues add to the logistical problems of filming on the highest mountain in Wales and England. Another challenge is the quick turnaround nature of the production, filming one day, broadcast the next.
The in-house expertise of editors and technicians has ensured that the deadline has not been missed (yet)!
The production has won a BAFTA Wales award for Best Outside Broadcast Crew.