I'm glad it was not just me that thought they missed a trick.
Along with many others, I was contacted to supply skiing footage for the programme back in the spring. My understanding of what they were trying to do was to create something really good and positive about the Scottish mountains, in a way to counteract a lot of the negative press at the time. Despite really positive email exchanges with the producer, my natural inbuilt cynicism resulted in me wishing them well, but declining to supply footage, or join Blair for the gully skiing filming day.
Whereas there was an argument to help shape the project, there was no way of influencing how anyone taking part would be portrayed. Having seen the programme now, I think some of my concerns were unfounded in that respect, but the programme took on a different slant to the one that I believed they were going to make.
I think the discussion regarding avalanches was informative, and the mountain rescue footage showed what a superb job they do, although I am certain some of that footage was featured in another programme recently. The relatives of the bereaved were very dignified and I applaud them for their understanding of what must be an absolutely devastating situation for them.
Going down the route they did, it seems odd that the Chalamain Gap incident didn't feature at all, but that could have been down to people declining to take part, or a whole heap of other reasons.
There seemed to be a negative element to most of the situations that involved featuring someone in the programme, although there were exceptions (e.g. Blair, John Lyall), rather than generally celebrating what folk do.
That said, there was a cracking aerial shot of Morrisons Gully on Sail Mhor, with Liathach in the background at the start which I really liked