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18th December 2020

Rockfax have just published a Snowdonia - Mountain Walks and Scrambles guidebook.

Author Mark Reeves has done a great job and am very pleased he has used several of my images in the book.

The photography is stunning and am sure this will be usefull to any walker or scrambler visiting this part of North Wales

It can be ordered direct from the Rockfax website

https://rockfax.com/climbing-guides/books/snowdonia-mountain-walks-and-scrambles/

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November 2020

 Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen have just released a  new book, "The Climbing Bible"

Very pleased many of my photos have been used as illustrations. These two are internationally renowned coaches and climbers and what they have put into this book is exceptional. The book collates the best of European training techniques into one place with information on how to specifically train for the technical, physical and mental performance factors in climbing. Vertebrate Publishing have done a superb job with the publishing and you can buy the book direct from their website.

https://www.v-publishing.co.uk/books/books-new-and-coming-soon/the-climbing-bible/

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September 2020

Delighted to get alot of my images published in the new Hard Rock coffee table book by Ian Parnell.

Great job by Ian and Verterbrate Publishing. This can be ordered direct from the publishers at

https://www.v-publishing.co.uk/books/climbing/climbing-hard-rock/

This book was also a category finalist for the Banff Mountain Book Competition 2020

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August 2020

My friend Pete Whittaker has just had his new book published and am very pleased he has used a big selection of my images to illustrate the various climbing areas around the world.

Even better that it's just won the Guidebook award in the 2020 Banff Mountain Book Competition!

Its title is Crack Climbing  - Mastering the Skills and Techniques.

Pete is an internationally recognized crack climber so this book has been written by the world'd best.

It's beautifully illustrated with some amazing hand drawn diagrams and Vertebrate Publishing have as usual done a high quality job on the publishing. The reproduction is superb.

It can be purchased  direct from their website

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December 2019

Very pleased to have my image on the front cover of the latest edition of Climber Magazine.

The photo is of experineced rock climber Ian Small on the wildly exposed arete line "Wild at Heart" E7 6b on the Cobbler in the scottish highlands.

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November 2019

Thanks to The Fell Runners Association for running my photo on the front cover of the latest magazine.
Kelli Roberts from Helm Hill winning 1st Lady in the Great Lakes 2019 Fell Race.
Editor Paul Booth, Art Director Jon Tatham and photo editor Andy Campbell have done a superb job with the magazine's new design look.

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1st July 2019

The Bells The Bells

Last Sunday I had the great opportunity to photograph Ben Heason climbing The Bells The Bells, an amazing E7 (apparently the first E7 in Britain) on North Stack Wall at Gogarth on Anglesey, North Wales.
It’s one of those routes that has so much about it. An incredible left to right journey across north stack wall. After starting up the Cad which is has a pretty serious start in its own right it then breaks out right for quite a while to join a junction with The Clown and The Hollow man. It was blowing a hooley that afternoon and although conditions were miles better than the day before, there was the concern that the wind would blow off the tapes that were behind various flakes. The gear really has to be seen to be believed on this as none of it is bomber and whilst it might be ok collectively for lowering off on, it is uncertain how much of it would hold during a fall. Definitely a cool head required for this, though that is what Ben is generally known for. Top support by Ben’s friends Oliver Hill and Patrick Hill with the belaying and filming. I can’t underestimate how much of a team effort these things are. Great addition by John Redhead back in the day and an admirable on-sight by Glenda Huxter. Nice work by Nick Dixon on his recent ascent. I did witness a friable hold snap off whist it was being seconded which goes to show how serious this is. All in all, a great day and well-done Ben and thanks for inviting me over.

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December 2018

Delighted that reknowned climber Grant Farquhar has used many of my rock climbing images in his new book

"The White Cliff"  Its esentially a beautifully produced hard back book that describes epic tales of life and death on the world's best sea cliff, Gogarth in North Wales, UK

The writing is superb and there are many brilliant iconic climbing images inside.

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19th November 2018

My latest digital feature has just been puplished on the UK Climbing.com website. This time I take you on a tour of Lancashire's Wilton quarry and share with you some images and stories about the brilliant rock climbing that can be experienced there. Thanks to Nick Brown for the editing and layout on this one.

The full article can be read by clicking on the link below.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/digital_features/finest_crags_in_the_uk+ireland_-_wilton-11426#1

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21st October 2018

I have recently had a digital feature article published on the UK Climbing website in association with the outdoor brand Scarpa.

Its about the amazing rock climbing that can be experienced on the sea cliffs of Lewis in the outer-hebrides of scotland.

You can read it here

https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/digital_features/the_finest_crags_in_the_uk+ireland_lewis_outer_hebrides-11099#1