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[motor whirring]

[woman grunting softly]

[sprightly orchestral music playing]

♪ ♪

And swallow.

That's it.

[sighs softly]

[clock ticking]

[seabirds calling]

[bell tolling]

[waves crashing]

[bell ringing]

[doves cooing]

[waves crashing]

[woman] "Your odd mountain,

"let's go up it together

for old times' sake, Dad."

[water bubbling, child laughing]

[glass shatters]

[clock ticking]

[faint thud]

What have you done now?



[sombre guitar music]

♪ ♪

[items rolling]

[siren wailing faintly]

[birds calling]

[door creaks]

[pan sizzling]

[door clicks open]

[woman] Hi, Mum.

- Still not locking your door? - Oh, sorry, I forgot.

Oh, oh, you can take those away.

You're not ready.

This was in the middle of the road.

I almost hit it.

[pills rattling]

I've already taken it.

What are you going to wear?

Don't know.

Oh, now, take... take those boxes away.

[pan sizzling]

This diet is going to kill you.

[bluesy music playing over radio]

♪ ♪

[rain pattering]

Come on, Mum.

[door slams, echoes]

[muffled chatter over television]

[clock chiming]

[door creaking ominously]

[upbeat ragtime music playing over radio]

[woman] Who's this?

[man] I'm Gordon. [woman] Ah.

- Very pleased to meet you. - Hello, I'm Nancy.

And this is Edie.

Mrs. Moore.

- How are you, Gordon? - I'm doing fine, thank you.

[man] ♪ Everything's bright and breezy

[Nancy] What have you been up to today?

[Gordon] Well, I've been gardening today.

[Nancy] Have you?

Hear that, Mum?

You could do your gardening here.

[nurse] Mm, that's lovely.

Maybe if you move that one just slightly a bit...

[woman] That's where it was to start with.

[nurse] Oh, I'm sorry, darling.

You know what I'm like.

That's perfection.

Edie, I've got you some flowers.

There we are.

And be careful with those. They're very sharp, okay?

Let's see what's happening over here.

Wow, it's a fountain.

Oh, just like the picture.

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪

- I'll make us some tea. - Oh, thank you.

♪ ♪

[seabirds calling]

♪ ♪

[Edie] Money is low, can only afford the nurse once a week.

My only escape is the café. That is my world now.

The house is a prison.

When I think of Dad, our adventures,

I find myself wanting to weep.

I shouted at George.

Cleaning, caring, cleaning, and caring...

that's all I seem to do in my life.

I thought having her would bring us closer together.

My sixth day off in the past four years.

In fact, it did the opposite.

Years and years, I've looked after him.

Sometimes I want to get up and leave them behind.

[box thuds]

I asked you not to go through my things.

Some of these are perfectly good...

that, for instance, and that.

Well, don't just stand there, Nancy.

Sort it out.

You sort it out.

Well, I am.

[Nancy] What do you think, I like packing?

I want to steal your mouldy rubbish?

You do it.

I'm sick of doing things for you.


it was for myself.

It wasn't meant to be read.

I had no one to talk to.

Who was I supposed to talk to?

Me, Mum.

You could have talked to me.

No, you were too young to understand.


he hid it when you were around,

his rage.

- [sighs] - Nancy.

Nancy, darling, listen.

Listen to me.

It started before he was in his chair.

He dictated where I went,

who I could talk to.

If I wanted to buy something, he'd say,

"That's a waste of money. You don't need that."

- I don't want to hear this. - I couldn't do anything right,

and if I answered back, he'd say,

"Oh, don't upset the child. You mustn't upset the child."

Oh, for God's sake.


I admit I didn't love him,

but I looked after him and you.

I did my duty.


Yes, for all those years,

but that's all I did,

nothing else!

Don't you understand?

[car door slams, engine turns over]

[engine revving]

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪

[inhales sharply]

[blowing sharply]

[machine hisses, water gurgles]

[upbeat music playing over radio]

♪ ♪

- Oh, Edie, how are you? - I'm fine, thanks.

[café owner] Have a seat.

The usual, please.

[café owner] No problem.

[pan sizzling]

Am I too late for more chips?

Never too late for you, Edie.

[mischievous music]

♪ ♪

[line trills, clicks]

[Nancy] Hello, this is Nancy. - Nancy, I...

Sorry I'm away right now, but please leave a message,

and I'll get back to you.

[line beeps]

Nancy, I'm letting you know

I'm going away for a few days.

♪ ♪

I'll call you back in a few days.

♪ ♪

[man over P.A. system] The 21:30 sleeper service

to Inverness is ready to board on platform 15.

This train calls at Stirling, Perth, Newtonmore.

[woman speaking indistinctly over P.A. system]

♪ ♪


[man over P.A. system] Would passengers

not travelling on the 21:30 sleeper to Inverness

please vacate the train,

as this train is about to depart?

[whistle blows]

[gasps] My God.

[woman] Right, where are we going?

[woman] It's just up here!

Oh, look, I'm terribly sorry,

but I-I really...

[wheels squealing]

♪ ♪

Keep your head inside the train, please.

♪ ♪

[seagulls calling]

[woman over P.A. system] The train just arrived

at platform two is the overnight sleeper service...

Inverness station welcomes you to the Scottish Highlands.

[suitcase wheels squeaking]

Oh, God.

[suitcase wheels squeaking]

- Sorry! - Oh! Oh!

[body thuds]

[items clattering]

- Is she dead? - She's not dead.

[woman over P.A. system] Platform five

- for the 10:34 service... - Are you all right?

- Edinburgh... - Oh, my God, that is my train.

I cannot believe you have done this to me again.

It'll be fine. You'll make it.

And you're standing on my business plan.

Fiona, it's fine.

It's got a massive footprint on it.

Fiona, you need to go now.

No, we can't just leave her here.

Are you all right, madam?

Do I look all right?

We're really sorry about that.

You should be arrested.

This is ridiculous.

- [whistle blows] - I have to go.

- Let me help. [Edie] No.

- Um, well, let me at least... - No, don't touch anything.

Can...can I do something for you?

- No! - Maybe I can give you a lift.

I'm getting a bus.

You sure you're gonna be okay?

Let me be.

[upbeat guitar music]

♪ ♪

[engine rumbling]

I hope you're not waiting on the bus.


Well, it'll be here, all right,

but it's gonna be about four hours.

Can I give you a lift?

No, you're wrong.

Well, it's not like I live here,

but all right, suit yourself.

Um, look, wait, wait.

[music playing faintly]

[upbeat banjo music playing over radio]

♪ ♪

So should I at least get your name or something?

- Mrs. Moore. - Sorry?

[radio turns off]

Edith Moore.


[adventurous music]

♪ ♪

[horn honks]

[sheep bleating]

♪ ♪

[vehicle clatters]

Is there a camping shop near here?

Yeah, I think so, yeah.

Well, you're not thinking about going up Suilven, are you?

Don't be ridiculous.

♪ ♪

[gears clunking]

This is you.

Uh...oh, dear, I can't...

- Yeah, you just want to... [Edie] Oh, thank you.

[Edie] How do I... [man] Yup, you just

flip the handle up.

[Edie] Okay.

[man] All right there?

[Edie] Yes, thank you.

All right, you take care, now.

You too. Thank you.


[man] Aye, aye. [man] Room 17, please.

[receptionist] Yeah, sure. [man] Room ten, please.

[receptionist] Um, yup, just one at a time, yeah?

- Just a minute. [man] Room 14 for me, hon.

Edith Moore.

[man] Cheers.

[phone ringing]

[man] Last day, thanks, buddy.

Oh, um, Edith Moore.

You don't arrive till tomorrow.

No, I arrive today.

[receptionist] It says tomorrow.

[Edie] I think I know when I arrive.

Well, it's quite easy to get dates mixed up.

[man] Oh, there we are. How you doing, all right?

[receptionist] Guys, I'll just be with you in a sec.

It may be easy for you,

but some of us have sharp minds.

[receptionist] Look, I'm really sorry.

There's nothing I can do.

It's literally our busiest weekend.

Lori, can you come back here, please?

- And where's Louise? [man] Don't worry about it.

[man] She's round the corner putting the bins out.

There's plenty more places.

Come on, then.

[bright music]

Come on.

♪ ♪

Can I have a room for tonight, please?

[woman] Oh, Jonny, we're fully booked tonight.

It's the fishing festival. Every room is taken.

[woman] Every room is full. Why don't you try Mrs. McCloud?

Although she may be full, aye.

She's been fixed for weeks.

Oh, there must be somewhere.

Look, she needs a bed.

Well, I can't think of anywhere else.

There must be somewhere.

♪ ♪

[door creaks]

Uh, sorry, it's...

it's never normally this messy.


I will, uh...I will get you fresh sheets.

I'll be out of here first thing in the morning.

Oh, and I'll pay, of course.

Oh, no. No, no, no, you don't have to worry about that.

Um, bathroom is through there, kitchen downstairs.

Take what you need, and yeah, sorry about the mess.

Flatmate's a pain in the arse.


[swings creaking]

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪


[man laughs]

Christ, Mc...

Oh, McLaughlin, you need to change

what you're eating, mate. That's disgusting.

- [laughter] [Jonny] Shh, shh, shh, shut up.

You're gonna waken her.


She has got your wee balls in her little handbag, mate.

You know what? You need taking out with us.

No, no, no, I canna. I'm broke.

Aye, aye, you're coming. [snaps fingers] Lads.

Hey? Whoa, hey, no, whoa, whoa!

- Come on, you're coming. - Hey, hey! Oh, no, no, no.

Right, ready?

[muffled chatter, door slams]

[car engine turns over, rumbles]

[man over radio] Good morning, good morning, good morning.

Thanks for tuning in to me this morning.

We've got an exciting show lined up...

- [suitcase thumps] - [men snoring]

...lots of fun, lots of interviews.

Welcome on this bright and sunny morning.

What a rarity that is.

Don't worry, I'm sure we'll get

rain, sleet, and snow by the afternoon.

That's always the way, isn't it?

That's always the way.

[snoring continues]

[man continues indistinctly over radio]

[suitcase thumps sharply]

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪

I know. I know.

That's what... that's what I said, Dylan.

Hold on.

I, um...I want to cancel my reservation.

[receptionist] One second. Yeah. Right.

Speak to me.

♪ ♪

[man] ♪ Everything's fun and breezy

Do as you damn well please-y

[receptionist] You wanted to cancel?


I need a new buckle on my rucksack.

♪ ♪

[McLaughlin] Here we go.

[Jonny] Oh, man, my head is thumping.

[shop bell rings]

Pay attention, now.

You might just learn something here.

[Edie] Excuse me.

Aye, that'll be right.

Excuse me.

Will you watch what you're doing?

- Sorry. - Sorry.

It's yourself.


Everything all right? The hotel?

Oh, no, no, everything's sorted.

Thank you for last night.

Now, I'm looking for a buckle.

I-I don't think we've got buckles.

[cell phone rings]

But I'll check for you.

[ringing continues]

Clean that up.


Hello, Highland... Hello, Fiona. Yup.

Yeah, yeah, everything's good. I was just with a customer.

So you off to explore the area?

No, I-I'm not really interested

in the area, just Suilven.

[Jonny] Yes. No.

Everything's fine, under control.

Do I know you from somewhere?

[Jonny] Thank you, love. I'll, um...

Uh, I don't think so.

I-I'll get you at the station, yeah.

[Fiona] Great. - All right, okay.

- Love you, Jonny. - I love you too. Bye. Yup.

I'm still waiting for the buckle.

[snaps fingers] Buckle.

[items clatter]

- Those aren't buckles. - Well, that's all we have,

so why don't you glue your bag, or you can buy another one?

[scoffs] I'm not gonna buy a new bag for a two-day hike.

I'll have to make do with these.

Right, now, I also need some gas.

- Hang on a minute. - Wow.

Right, it's, uh...

it's one of these, look.

- Hold on. - Oh, wow.

[speaking indistinctly]

Right, okay?

[Jonny whistles]

That is quite something.

Yes, it's a good one.

- Burns solid fuel, does it? - No, it burns gas.

It's just, I hate those moments

where you're caught halfway up the mountainside

and your entire family come around

and join you for a cup of tea.

- Just the gas, please. [Jonny] Yup.

And a small one.

Small one, smallest, meanest one we've got.

[soft music playing over radio]

♪ ♪

- Annoying, isn't he? - Mm.

But he does know stuff about camping.

Tell me this.

If you were lost in the wilderness,

would you know how to light a fire?

- Yes. - Aye, but outside, though?

Yes, outside.

Right, right, but Suilven... [exhales sharply]

...that's one hell of a climb.

I mean a hell of a climb, lots of walking,

lots of walking, and then it's steep.

[snaps fingers] One wrong move, you might not come back.

Like, I don't want to scare you, but do you know

how many people died up here last year in avalanches?

A lot of people.

You see, the smart ones,

they take someone up with experience

up that mountain.

- Who? - [items clatter]

He's the best we've got.

Jonny's taken more people up Suilven than I know.

- I-I don't need a guide. - She doesn't need a guide.

£4.20 for the gas, please.

I can see youse two have got off on the wrong foot,

but this is serious.

Last year on that exact mountain,

- a young man died. - What man?

The man who died.


How much does it cost?

Well, a guide, four days skills training...

- Wait, there's skills training? - Skills?

Skills training, yes.

Personal fitness coach.


- Just £300 a day. - Oh, that's extortionate.

Yes, but that's the deluxe, darling.

The standard's £250.

No. No, thanks.

Look, wait a minute, wait.

We can sort something out.

Let's say £200 and a free stove.

- Whoa, whoa, hey. - Oh, well, I have a stove.

Yeah, but is it top-range? Worth 50 quid.

All right, well...

Look, you don't want to end up

on the mountain with a broken leg.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


Well, all right,

but I'm not paying if I'm not happy,

and I'm keeping the stove.

Of course.

He'll pack you up with two, won't you, mate?

- [laughs] - Mm-hmm.

Thank you.

You've been very helpful, young man.

♪ ♪

Well done, mate.

She just walked away with a stove worth 150 quid.

Aye, one go, and she'll be straight back in the shop.

She needs you, man. She's ancient.

Bye, now.

♪ ♪

You're getting 700 quid to do nothing.

£700? I thought you said £800.

Aye, my commission.

There she goes.

[clicks tongue]

[car horn honks]

[bluegrass music playing faintly over car radio]

♪ ♪


- [radio turns off] - Sorry about that.

I had a few things to do back at the shop

and, uh, was just making sure everything was...

I'm paying a great deal of money for this.

You must be on time.

Hotel seems nice.

Well, it's clean.

[engine turns over]

[bucolic music]

♪ ♪

I think we'll just start off nice and slow.

Well, there's no need for that.

Well, you know, you want to build yourself up,

get used to all this boggy ground.

I hope we're not gonna walk all the time

just to use up the day,

because I paid for training.

Yes, I know.

♪ ♪

So, you know, just down here, there's a stretch of road,

and every March, it's covered in toads.


Toads, yeah, baby frogs, you know, little...

Son, I know what toads are.

Sorry, am I walking too fast for you?

- No. - I can slow down.

That's no problem.

It's fine.

Anyway, they mate in March, these toads,

- and then they go everywhere... - [mud squelches]

...and when they get close to the road, they...

- Ugh. - All right there?

Yes, I'm fine.

So then the locals decided to help the toads

across the road.

Why would anyone help toads?

[Edie] Ugh. [Jonny] I don't know.

Why would anyone help anyone?

You sure I can't help you?

I just have to get...

Do you want me to clean it for you as well?

Well, it's the least you can do.

[softly] Cranky old cow.

Excuse me!

Oh, oh, I hope you're not making it worse.

Just relax, will you?

[groans softly]

Oh, sh...

Oh, no!

- Shite. - Oh!


- [wood creaks] - Whoa!


I assume that will be deducted from your fee.

What fee?

[rain pattering]

Well, I know how to use a stove.

Okay, then. Show me.


just be careful; don't force it.

Edie, you do that, you'll break it.

Look, Edie...Ed... Edie, just stop!

Listen to me.

Click, twist, okay?

Want to do the gas?

Just be gentle.

That wasn't so hard, was it?


[Edie] Would you say today had gone well?

[Jonny] Handmade, double-stitched,

and watertight.

They'll last you a lifetime.

Whose lifetime, yours or mine?

So what do you think?

Oh, not bad.

[mischievous music]

♪ ♪

I don't think you'll be needing all that.

That's the expensive stuff.

♪ ♪

We call it a base layer.

Keeps you dry, keeps the cold out.

It's got holes in it.

Yeah, for your thumbs.


That one'll keep you warm.

♪ ♪

- What's this for? - Mountaineering.

Well, isn't that what I'm doing?

Uh, no.

How's your flexibility?

- [joints crack] - Oh.

Probably enough stretching for one day.

♪ ♪

And they protect your knees.

Is this it?

Oh, I think it's rather a lot.

No, I'm asking, are you finished?

Oh. Yes. Yes, I am.

- So, uh... - Uh, now,

the price of the boots...

remember, that's deducted from your fee.

♪ ♪

[electric kettle clacks]

♪ ♪

[wind whistling]

♪ ♪

[Jonny exhales heavily]

There we go, Mount Suilven.

So this down here... this is the base.

Between the base and the ridge, that's the toughest part.

Edie, paying attention?

- Yes, of course. - You're not, are you?

You're too busy paddling about.

This is serious.

In a few days' time, you and I will be up that mountain,

and you won't have a clue.

Now, if I were you, I'd be doing

everything I can to get fit.

If you'd rather be someplace else

or you want to go back home, be my guest.

I've got plenty other things I could be doing right now.

Um... [clears throat]

...well, why is there water?

Well, I thought it'd be an idea to row across the loch.

It's gonna save a lot of walking time.

- In a boat? - In a boat, yes.

But it's okay. I can show you how.

And what's that?

That's base camp,

base camp one, two, and three,

and then we climb on the morning of the third.

Three days?

Three days, or you're gonna run out of time.

You don't want to get caught up Suilven in the dark,

trust me.

Edie, this is really hard.

There's...there's plenty other walks around here,

you know, nice scenery and...

I don't want to go on any other walks.


Suilven it is. [clears throat]

So by the time you get beyond the ridge at the top,

it's a gradual climb, and then you're up.

See the resemblance?

No, the, um... the model's very helpful.

Think so?


Just a bit of fun, really.

Um, there's just one thing that I don't quite understand.

- Right. - Um, here, um...this!

[shouts] Oh, I hate spiders!

No, it isn't a spider. It's a crab.

- Is it? - My father used to do that.


What, give people crabs?


Hey, by the way,

don't forget yourself.

[pensive music]

♪ ♪

[Jonny] Careful, now.

[Edie] Yup, no, I'm fine.

- Now you? - Yeah, yeah.

Okay, so first things first,

you want to just... [grunts] want to keep enough distance

between your oars, you know?

- Uh-huh. - You know, you want it smooth.

Yeah. I-I think you're digging a bit.

[Jonny] Yeah, so we can just go this way.

[Edie] I see.


Have you done this before?

Once or twice.

- Why didn't you say something? - [laughs]

- [sighs] - [laughs]


- You're going the wrong way! - Edie.

[boat horn blows faintly]

[reel clicking]

I don't know how your dad taught you anything.

No, neither do I. I was a wild child.

Difficult to believe now.

Not so much.

We used to have such fun together, he and I.

We went camping all the time.

And then I got married.

- Oh, I'm sorry! - Whoa, careful.

You've got to be the worst fisherwoman I have ever seen.

[line whirs, splashes]

Nice and easy.

So then did you travel with your husband after that?

Oh, no.

George wasn't the travelling kind.

Dad tried to visit,

but George didn't think much of him,

so we began to lose touch.

Then Dad thought of an idea to tempt me.

I, um...

I showed him this picture,

or a picture like it in a book,

because it's so odd,

and then he sent me this postcard.


"Your odd mountain, let's go up it together

for old times' sake, Dad."


I thought it was worth fighting for,

so I stood up to George.

On the first day, I argued...

he couldn't believe it...

and the next day, I wouldn't speak to him,

and he was furious,

and the next day,

he had a blood clot,

and he never walked or talked

for 30 years, until he died.

And Dad died not long after George had his stroke,

so that was that; I never went.

I'm sorry.

Till now.


- [Jonny grunts] - [line whirs, splashes]

[engine humming]

[birds chirping]


You, uh... you might want to...

you might want to check the weight on that thing.

If I were you,

I'd be putting up my tent, not weighing mine.

All right, last tent up cooks dinner.

All right.

Oh, you better wait till I say go.

All right, well, go on, then.

- Hurry up. - Cheat.

[mischievous music]

♪ ♪




♪ ♪


♪ ♪

- [laughs] That was rough. - Oh, dear.

Something's happened in the middle.

Never mind. I'll fix that later.

♪ ♪

[Edie] Ah. [Jonny] Where's the...

Oh, you're looking a bit saggy there.

I could say the same about you.

I'll give you a clip round the ears.


Well, you want to watch out.

Oh, my.



How did you manage that?

Uh, well, I'll just go and put my feet up

while you do the dinner.

[tentpole clatters]

[tent rustles]

[exhales deeply]


I must get my hands on some of that...flint.


it is so lovely here.

You should try living here.

Mm, not many people have a view like that.

[Jonny] Like what, of nothing?

Not a lot to do around here

apart from get pissed and mess around.

I understand. I was young once.

Oh, yeah?

A lot of fellas, were there?


I was a good country girl.

Yeah, I know a few of them.

I remember when this place used to be fun.

Back when I didn't have to worry about bills,

profits, orders.

She's not turned a profit yet this year.

So she's applying for this massive loan,

which, if we get,

it's gonna be 25 years before we pay it back.

25 years, Edie,

and I can't even manage a phone bill.

I have a phone bill.

I make no calls, and it goes up and up.



Mmm, ooh, that smells wonderful.

Come on, then. Give us your plate.


Let me see. Thanks.

Try a little bit of that for starters.

All right.

Ah. [crunches]


- Ooh, it's lovely. - [chuckles]

And it's burnt pepper.

- It is. - Mmm.

Here, uh, you might want to give that a go.

It'll...that'll put some hairs on your chest.

- Oh, no, thank you. - No, come on.

It's part of the course. You've got to do it.

All right, all right.

Put a little bit in a cup for me.

[scoffs] What cup?

- Okay. - Go on.


[can hisses]

[Jonny] Oh. [laughs]

Oh, Lord.


[Edie] Okay.

[tender music]

♪ ♪

Ooh, that's nice.

- Yeah? - Hmm.


Where did all the fish come from?

I...I thought we should top it up from the harbour.

Mm-hmm. Which one is ours?

- [laughs] - Oh, God!

[both laughing]

That's pathetic!

Oh, God.

This is going to my head, I think.

[Jonny laughs]

♪ ♪

[Jonny] My mum is a really good cook.

[continues indistinctly]

♪ ♪


Are you sure you don't want a drink?

Oh, no. I need my bed.

Come on, Edie. You only live once.

Nah, don't I know!

I'll be here at 9:00.

♪ ♪


Look at you.


If only I was a little bit older.

Oh, much older.


- Shall we? - Oh, thank you, sir.

[convivial music playing]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

"World's best teacher"?

♪ ♪

[woman] This your date, Jonny? Does Fiona know you're out?

Oh, don't mind them.

They're just figuring out who you are,

who your family are,

what you're doing here,

and if you're worth getting to know or not.

♪ ♪

That's how this little town works.

♪ ♪

I don't know why I'm still here.

I should have got out a long time ago.

Why didn't you?

- I don't know. - Oh, I'm so sorry.

Bloody stock count took ages.

What did I miss?

Uh, hi.

Uh, Edie, this is Fiona. Fiona, this is Edie.

- How are you feeling? [Edie] I'm fine.

What is this? "To the world's best teacher."

Aye, that'll be the day. [laughs]

How is the loan coming along?

Oh, you heard about that?

- Yeah, yeah. - Yeah, we...I...

Going well, fingers crossed and touch wood.

I mean, it would allow us to really expand our range

and compete with the big boys down in Inverness.

But there are a lot more people in Inverness, sweetie.

Yes, but a lot of people come up here

to walk and hike, like yourself, you know?

I mean, they're gonna be our main...

- [cell phone rings and buzzes] - Crap.

It's Chris. I have to. I'm so sorry.

It's fine.

Hi, Chris.

Yes, I got the new layout.

Putting a blog on there for...

♪ ♪

I'm sorry...sorry about that.

Fiona wanted to come in and meet you, and...

- Oh. [McLaughlin] I see it's back,

the big board of directors, eh?

♪ ♪

So how's my two best buddies getting along?

- What's this? - Oh, it's just, um...


Here's to you and your dice with death,

my old friend.

Not saying you're old, now,'re really, really old.


May you come back alive, in one piece.

[woman] Cheers, everybody. [woman] Cheers.

[woman] Cheers.

[indistinct chatter]

♪ ♪

[McLaughlin] You should be able to swallow, old Jean.

♪ ♪

[McLaughlin] Another drink? [Jonny] Enough's enough.

- Come on, old bird. - Come on where?

Me and you, let's grind on the dance floor.

Really, I-I need to...

Where are you going?

- Excuse me. - Hey.


Oh, dear.

[toilet flushes]

[woman laughs]

She's over 100.

[door slams]

♪ ♪

I'm just trying to help her out.

Of course you're trying to help her.

You're romantic, Jonny.

Don't be disgusting.

I seem to remember this was your idea.

She's gonna give us 800 quid.

She's an old bag.

Time for that dance, old Jean. Come on.

- Get off. - Come on, now, Edie!

- [Edie] Whoa! - [glass shatters]

[Jonny] Edie!

[man] Is she all right?

[Jonny] Edie.

Can you just stay still? You're driving me mad.

- [cell phone chimes and buzzes] - Sorry.

Why...why is this taking so long?

- I... - [door clatters open]

Hi there. Hi.

Um, so, what, is she okay?

She's probably just slightly run-down,

but I told her to rest up and we'll check in a few days.

Okay. Well, thank you.

You've helped her a lot.

A bit of dancing, and she's half dead.

What will she be like on a mountain?

It'll kill her.

I don't know, Jonny.

It's really not a good idea.

You might be going with her, but how will you feel

if something goes wrong?

If you want to help her,

best thing is to take her home

before something awful happens

and you have to live with that guilt.

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪

[knock at door]

[Jonny] Edie?

Just a minute.


[engine humming]

- I don't want that. - That's the arrangement.

Oh, and I'm leaving you the climbing stuff.

I won't have much use for that.

Look, Edie, I'm not taking your money.

Well, it's done.

- Just let it be. - No, it's not done.

You've not climbed the mountain, so I don't want it.

Just take the money and let it be.

No, you just want to quit

because you think that's easier.

That way, you don't have to tell people you failed.

You want me to carry on

so you don't feel guilty about taking the money.

This has got nothing to do with your money!

Oh, look, it's too late.

I'm not able to do it.

I'm tired. I'm...I'm exhausted.

I'm...I'm too fucking old.

Oh, sorry, language.

Look, if you knew from the start I wasn't gonna do it,

why did you lead me to believe it was possible?

Get out.


What are you doing?

- Get out of the car, Edie. - No.

What...what are you... what...what...

what are you doing, Jonny?

You wanted to quit? Off you go.

Station's down that way. Enjoy your trip home.

Well, you can't leave me here!

- Jonny! Jonny! - [engine turns over]'ve got my bag in the back!


Oh, for heaven's sake.

[sighs] Oh.

[soft clarinet music]

♪ ♪

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪

You're slower than I thought.

Oh, leave me alone!

I'm geriatric!

[both laugh]

[Jonny] Whoo-hoo! - [Edie laughs]

♪ ♪

[Edie] Whoo! Whoo-hoo!

♪ ♪

Beaten by an old bag!

[both laughing]

You can do this.

I know you can.


Edie, come on.

I can't bear any more disappointment.

Yeah, it's true I only helped you for the money.

I'm sorry.

At first, I just thought you were this cranky old cow,

and in actual fact, you are a cranky old cow.

Then I got to know you, and I realized

you're a good person to have around,

and what you're doing up here...

it's kind of inspiring.


And look at what you've done on the bike.

You're ready.

[soft guitar music]

♪ ♪

[adventurous music]

♪ ♪

Here we go.

♪ ♪

- Whoa! - [laughs]

♪ ♪

[Jonny] You shouldn't be worried about anything, Edie.

You won't be on your own.

I can help you with your tent, get that up for you,

help you with the stove.

I could cook.

You'll have your own personal chef.

How about that, eh?

And I'll help with the rowing.

However, I may need your tips along the way.

But don't worry, I'll get you up there,

no time at all.


[engine humming]

[majestic music]

♪ ♪


[Edie] So I've made a decision.

I'm going up on my own.

What do you mean?

Well, you see, you leading

and doing everything...

that wasn't why I came here.

I must do it by myself, alone.

No, Edie, I don't mind. I want to come with you.


So, what, you want me just to go home?

Yes. I'm sorry.

Well, what if something happens?

I mean, what if you fall?

Well, you're the one that got me to do it.

Yeah, because I thought I was coming with you.

I either go on my own, or I go home.


Well, you better take that back.

- No, that's yours. - I don't want it anymore.

Why, because you're not going up?

No, Edie, because you're my friend.

Well, thank you, but... you've already earned it.

[tender music]

♪ ♪

I can carry that.

I know you can carry your bag.

[Edie grumbles]

♪ ♪

[Edie] I'm fine. I'm fine.

Thank you.

♪ ♪

Well, see you soon.


Good luck.

♪ ♪

Edie, hey!

I want you to take this.

No, I don't understand how they work.

No, it's very simple. I'll call you.

You press the green button, okay?


[swelling orchestral music]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪



[boat scrapes]

Oh, I can manage. I can do it.

Oh, oh, okay. I'm...I'm sorry.

I just thought you needed help.

Well, thank you.

- Are you going over? - Me?

No, no. I've just come all the way down.

So what about you?

Are you fishing?

No, I'm going up there.

Oh, okay.


Um, you know, I haven't seen anyone else around.

Does...does someone know you are here?

Yes. I'll be all right.


Well, then...

...viel Glueck.

[Edie] Thank you.

[tender music]

♪ ♪


[melancholy music]


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

[boat scrapes]

I'll take the high road

And you'll take the low road

I'll be in Scotland before ye


[orchestral music playing]

♪ ♪

[cell phone ringing and buzzing]

♪ ♪

- Hello? [Jonny] Edie?

- How's it going? - What?

- How is it going? - Oh, oh, Jonny.

- Yeah. - Oh, fine.

I'm in the tent already.

Okay, that's great, good. how did the first day go?

[Edie] Um, very good, no problem.

Really? You got across okay?

And the rowing went all right?

Um, yes. Look, no need to shout.

I can hear you.

Okay. So, well, you sound

like you're doing all right, then.

Yes. It's very exciting.

Good. I just want to make sure take your time, don't overdo it,

and in stages like we said,

- Edie, yeah? - Yes, I know. I will.

Okay. Um, well, be careful.

I'll call you again tomorrow.

- Good night. - Night, Edie.

[deer lowing]

[tender music]

♪ ♪

[deer lows]


♪ ♪



♪ ♪


[sweeping orchestral music]

♪ ♪

[convivial chatter]

[glass clinking]

Here's to the best

and soon to be the biggest camping shop in Scotland.

[cheers and applause]

- And Jonny. [all] Jonny!

[cheers and applause]

[man] Cheers, Jonny.

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪

Well done, Jonny, mate. Well done.


[McLaughlin] The big entrepreneur, eh?

I suppose you'll be moving out next.

Yeah, I suppose I will.

♪ ♪

[cell phone ringing]

♪ ♪

[line trills]

Jonny, where are you? I thought you could at least

say thank you to Mum and Dad.

[Edie] Hello? Jonny? - What?

I can't hear you.


[phone beeps]

[wind gusting]

Oh! Oh!


[wind howling]

What the hell are you doing?

So you're going up to see her?

Isn't that where she is, in the middle of a storm?

What, you really want to do this right now?

You let her climb on her own. You said she quit.

Why...why do you treat me like an idiot?

I don't; I'm just tired of fixing all your messes

while all you do is think about yourself.

You've ruined the whole night.

I've ruined your night?

Well, I'm sorry I've ruined your night.

What are you gonna do?

You gonna take it out of my wages?

I'm gonna go inside, 'cause there's people there

who actually believe in what I am managing to do.

[Jonny] Fiona!

I believe in what you're trying to do.

I just really need to do this.

Do it.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[wind gusting]

[Edie breathing heavily]


[over phone] This is Jonny. Sorry I missed your call.

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪


[water bubbling]

[objects clattering]

Oh, thank you.

[tender music]

♪ ♪

[wood creaking]

♪ ♪




Oh! Oh!


[scree tumbling]

[sombre music]

♪ ♪

[swelling orchestral music]

♪ ♪


[groans softly]


♪ ♪




[wind whooshing]



- Boo. - [gasps]

Oh, thank God.

[sighing] Oh.

I'm so sorry, Edie.

I should never have let you up here on your own.

Oh, I've been so afraid.

It's okay.

- You're all right. - [moans]

You've done so well.

- Water? - Oh, yes, please.

Please. Oh.



Oh, I needed that.

- Better? - Oh, yes.

Am I close?

Really, really close.

It was just a gradual slope up.

That was all.

How are your feet?

Oh, they've been better.

This isn't quitting, you know.

You've given it everything you've got, Edie,

and that's all you can do.

- I can't go back. - Please, Edie.

You're not gonna make it up there.

No, I have to try.

You said it was a gradual slope.

Yeah, well, I'm full of shit.

Yes, you are full of shit.

You don't know half the things that you say you know.


The past few days, I've been the happiest I've been since...

I can't think when.

You remember I said I was a wild child?


I don't think I've been happy since then...

...not really.

I've lived a whole life...

...and most of it, I would change if I could.

[crying] It's not meant to go like that.

Oh, don't let that happen to you.

Edie, please listen to me.

I've wasted so much time doing nothing.

I can't give this up now.

[tender music]


All right.

I'm gonna get you up that mountain.


Ooh, my knee.

- Let me take you. - Thank you.

Okay, okay.

- Come on. You've got this. - Yes.

- Look at me. - Yes.

♪ ♪

[sweeping orchestral music]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[tender music]

♪ ♪

[striding orchestral music]

♪ ♪

[soft orchestral music]

♪ ♪

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