Winter munroists have the chance to feature in the documentary

Hillwalkers close to completing a round of Scotland’s munros have a chance to be big in Japan.

A television production company is looking for mountaineers aiming to tick off their last 3,000-footer this winter who would be willing to take part in a documentary to be screened in Japan.

Filming by the London- and Dubai-based Don Productions will take place in December and January and will be broadcast on Japanese public-service broadcaster NHK in February. The film crew wants to follow munroists’ winter exploits as they near their completion of the 283 mountains.

According to the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, which was contacted by the production company, the documentary’s emphasis will be on preparation and safety.

The subject is a contentious issue in Japan, where mountaineering is increasing in popularity but safety guidelines are lacking, as are any mountain rescue setup and mountaineering clubs.

The country has its own mountain round, the Hyakumeizan based on a list of 100 Famous Japanese Mountains complied by Kyūya Fukada in 1964.

Any munroists who would like to take part can contact Iain Mitchell at Don Productions on 0207 254 0044, or email him.

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