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Monaco 1 19th Nov 2012 Free Climbing Photography Workshop 2013 - Yes its Free

  It should  have already happened, Twice. But as with a lot of well laid plans the photography workshop dates had to be changed at the last minute because Life, or rather death got in the way. The basic idea is simple - take 10 of the best climbers in Britain (including Ste McClure and Lucy Creamer) marry them to some of the best  and most accessible climbing Britain has  to offer, the Peak...

Robert Jasper 12th Nov 2012 Kendal Mountain Film Festival

Yes its that time of year again, Film festival time. I'm super stoked to be heading up to Kendal later this week to Shoot renowned German ice and mixed specialist Robert Jasper who will be the main attraction for the "Marmot" sponsored Friday Night spectacular. He'll be talking about his most recent adventures including his ascent of the ‘Shark’s Fin’, Monte Giordano in Tierra del Fuego's...

 DSC0644 9  DSC0644 8  DSC0644 9  DSC0644 8th Nov 2012 Winter Warmers

A damp and wet weekend (about 6 weeks ago) found me in the "Suprise view" carpark in the Peak District National Park. Unfortunately there was nothing suprising about the wonderful view today. In fact it was rather spectacularly unsuprising. Having said that when your shooting photos of insulated, waterproof outdoor gear that has been designed for conditions not unlike the prevailing ones, you...

studio 6th Nov 2012 Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday to me. Yep yesterday was my birthday, it rained, I went for a walk and got wet! There's something nice about walking in the rain, when your dressed for it! I went to one of the crags where I first learned to climb, Millstone edge. The wind and rain on my face made me feel alive and the location made me think of friends who haven't been quite as lucky and didn't make it to their...

ruth 0010 3rd Nov 2012 Marmot Connect Glove

Got a call a few weeks ago from Marmot HQ asking me to shoot some photos of their Connect Glove. Evidently sales were going ballistic here in Europe and the retailers were asking for some new photos to accompany the product on their websites. The glove (Evidently there are going to be four versions for 2013) have been around for a couple of years now in one guise or another and were developed to...

Photo 17-10-2012 17 13 50 3rd Nov 2012 Ste "The Claw" McClure Vs Hubble

It's been Twenty two years since Ben Moon climbed Hubble. Yes you read that right, Twenty two, 22 years. Ben graded the short, powerful route 8c+, which at the time (1990) put it at the very top end of world climbing, the worlds first 8c+. Since then the route has still only had a handful of ascents and as one "would be" ascentist said after his recent session "The world's first 8c+, which could...

Berdorf 14th Sep 2012 Berdorf - Beautiful bolted sandstone near Luxemborg

It's suprising just how fast a year goes by! This time last year (2011) I was on a ferry heading to Germany to climb at an amazing venue called Ettringen, crack climbing heaven or as one local wag nick-named it "The Indian Creek" of Europe. I was there with Marmot Pro Athlete Lucy Creamer to shoot an article for the British Climbing magazine Climb and to experience the fantastic climbing. I love...

10th Aug 2012 Frankenjura Dreaming

Earlier this month I posted a piece about my trip to Germany for a Deep water solo competition