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Extreme Dream 29th Dec 2010 Dancing with Gravity

  “Ice climbing is arguably the most extreme sport of all. It requires meticulous planning and complete reliance on very specialized equipment in the most dangerous circumstances” The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports.  Just outside the small town of Ouray, nestled in the San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado sits the Uncompahgre gorge. It’s cold, about minus 7, but I’m...

Pano 30th Nov 2010 BT Openzone - closed

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Kendal dates 19th Nov 2010 Kendal Film Festival 2010

for those of you that couldn't make the Kendal film festival this year i thought i'd upload a short multi-media piece that was shown as an accompaniment to the main Friday night presentation "The slackers guide to climbing"  "The Guide" was essentially an evening with Lucy Creamer and Ste McClure Britains two best rock climbers answering questions about their lives, loves and future plans,...

Lloyds 10th Oct 2010 Climbing Great Buildings

A few of you may have been following a series on BBC 2 recently called "Climbing Great Buildings" It was on every week day night for three and a half weeks of September. It was an interesting series where Architecture meets extreme sport in the shape of a Rock climbing kind of a theme. Imperial War Museum North When i originally heard about the idea, probably 9 months before filming even started,...

Kendal 20th Sep 2010 Kendal Mountain Film Festival

The Kendal Mountain Film Festival Proudly Presents : The Marmot Slackers Guide to Climbing Featuring: Lucy Creamer, Steve McClure and presented by John Horscoft    It should be a great evenings entertainment with Britains best climbers Lucy Creamer and Ste McClure. Presented by another great friend of mine John Horsecroft, the Michael Parkinson of climbing and of course all the photos, Audio...

225px-Rocky poster 18th Sep 2010 Anatomy of a photo - Rocky Vll

I always loved Boxing, well maybe not "Actual" Boxing, more the romanticism of it. Real "Blood, sweat and tears" didn't appeal that much, hell! I was far too busy going climbing and getting into my own scrapes in the school yard to waste any excess energy i might have had being knocked round a canvas and rope ensemble down the local "Boys club" Over the ensuing years i've been lucky enough to...

ss35 450 7th Sep 2010 Be Nice!

We can all be horrible if we try hard. Rude, dismissive and arrogant are just a few words I'd use to describe some of my fellow photographers that i've met over the years, photographers that should have known better. I like to think I'm not like that, at least not very often, but truth be told I've definately been all of those things at some time or another. Recently I learnt a valuable lesson...

George Macewin Scottish Winter 26th Aug 2010 100mph wind, -20C Wind-Chill, Horizontal Spindrift - One hell of a place to go to work!

Just seen the latest advert from Marmot for next seasons top of the range two piece (trousers and jacket) combo. Looks very Red but you certainly would'nt get lost in a blizzard in it! I remember the day well, it was bloody freezing hanging on a rope photographing the legendary Glenmore Lodges chief instructor George McEwan. First i got cold, then i got wet, or did i get wet then cold, i guess it...

carmen 9th Aug 2010 Knights Revisited

Last month i posted a photograph taken on world cup final day. It wasn't a photo illustrating goal scoring on an international scale, but it did illustrate an athlete of a world class standard, taken on this occasion in a car park in North London. The photo showed IFBB Pro bodybuilder Carmen Knights. Well it showed her from the neck down and since the news item appeared on the website we've...

pabbay 19th Jul 2010 Pabbay revisited

Last month I wrote about my trip to the small Hebridean island of Pabbay. The trip caused quite a storm in the climbing world and even though the climbers were unsuccessful in their attempt to onsight the "Great Arch" the world wide climbing media descended on them (and me) wanting the story and photos. So for two weeks i was pretty much computer bound getting all the photos edited and sent out....