BMC TV's Operation Moffat: swarming to a screen near you

Posted by Claire Jane Carter on 18/02/2016

There’s been a buzz coming from BMC TV. Imagine the sound of bare feet rasping over grit, cold water scraping the lungs, the sarcastic sigh of a 92 year-wise mountain woman considering another stupid question. This is the sound of Operation Moffat.

Operation Moffat is now available on Vimeo

What's Operation Moffat? Well, it's an adventure film about an old lady, two average climbers and wet bits of the British countryside; this movie won seven international film awards and is coming to a screen near you. Now 92, Gwen Moffat was the first British female Mountain Guide, wild, determined, possessing a stinging wit and a gift for intimidating, taciturn one-liners: "I don’t think I’ve ever been frightened". 

In this BMC TV production, Jen Randall and Claire Carter explore Gwen’s stomping grounds, from North Wales to the Isle of Skye in the hope of finding both adventures and the answers to some of life’s most pressing questions: Will Welsh-lake brain-freeze kill you? Are adventures worth more than jobs? What happens if you put a camera in a plastic bag and shove it in a Scottish pond? Will we miss the mountains when we can no longer walk in them?

To find out what the fuss is about, visit Vimeo and download your twenty minutes of Wild Mountain Buzz now, all for less than £10.

We promise you will be inspired to get out there, get wet, and get Gwen’s book – Space Below My Feet at the BMC Shop for only £12.99, or £11.69 if you're a BMC member!

WATCH: The trailer for Operation Moffat on BMC TV

If you like your adventures life-size, you can still catch Operation Moffat on the big screen as it tours on the Banff World Tour.

Inspired by the film? Read the book, hell, read the sequel!

Since the release of Operation Moffat, Gwen’s first autobiography 'Space Below My Feet', has been reprinted by Orion. Get yours now at the BMC Bookshop. We also recommend On My Home Ground', 'Survival Count' and 'Hard Road West', a few of Gwen’s other climbing and walking non-fictions. If you fancy a little bit of horror or mystery with your mountains, why not try out her crime novels? Gwen recommends 'The Buckskin Girl' and ‘Quicksand' for beginners.

Claire and Jen’s plaintive shriek #whatwouldgwendo has become our hashtag for BMC Gwenventures. Show us what you’ve been inspired to do by Operation Moffat on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and win worldly wisdom and mountain moments for life.

This motivational mountain story was made possible by Lowe Alpine, Rab, DMM, Mountain Heritage Trust and a Residency funded by the Nevis Landscape Partnership

READ: Women in Adventure film competition 2020

BUY: Operation Moffat is now available on Vimeo


As the climbing walls, crags and mountains start to open, we wanted to say thanks to every BMC member who supported us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t have made it without you.

If you liked what we did, then tell your friends about us: www.thebmc.co.uk/join


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