This is the first Episode of two about living and climbing in Yangshou
This is our video about climbing in Thakek!
This is our video about three months climbing in Catalunya
This is me waking up 1000ft up on El Cap’s North America Wall. I am not overly psyched. Although you cannot see it in the photo, at this point I was being blasted by ice cold wind, being showered with bits of ice and I had a knee that had seized up. My psyche level […]Read more "Big-wall solo"
Should climbing be an Olympic sport? Apparently last week some guy at the ‘International Federation of Sport Climbing’ (whatever that is) announced that they are putting forward a multi discipline format to the IOC in with the hope that a sugar-coated spectator-friendly approach to climbing will help them pick climbing as an Olympic sport. It […]Read more "The case against climbing becoming an Olympic sport"
My aim was to go for about a week, alone, live in a snow hole in a self-sufficient manner and climb some routes on the Tacul Triangle and, if that went well, hit up some bigger steep routes on the back of the Mt. Blanc Massif. At the time I did not really realise it […]Read more "Solo in the Winter Alps"
There are many subtle things that climbing teaches you, beyond using gear and climbing technique, that I feel can help you live a better life. As with climbing the bigger the challenge the more (and faster) you learn; there are some interesting parallels between being successful on big routes and doing well in life.Read more "What big-wall climbing teaches you about life"