Last weekend I headed out to Millstone edge in the Peak District with Pete Whittaker and his girlfriend Mari Augusta Salvesen who lives in Norway.
Mari was preparing for an attempt on the notoriously bold soring arete line of Master's Edge E7 6c.
Originally climbed by the legendary Ron Fawcett back in 1983 this master piece still repels many of today’s best climbers.
The only protection is some cams in a few ancient shot holes and these will only just protect the final moves.
After working it just a few times Mari sent it in amazing style looking very smooth indeed.
As far as I am aware this has only had 2 female ascents. Arlie Anderson's and more recently Katie Whittaker's.
Well done Mari.........
My latest digital feature about the finest crags in the UK and Ireland has been published recently on the UK Climbing website.
You can read it at
There will be a new exciting destination every month on the UK Climbing website so please take a look if you want to get some inspiration for your next rock climbing trip
Just had my latest article published on the UK Climbing website.
Its about the rock climbing at the Roaches in the peak district.
You can read it here
Delighted to have my photo of Tom Randall on the front cover of Desnivel magazine. Many thanks to editor in cheif José Manuel Velázquez-Gaztelu for making this happen.
The route in the photo is the classic finger crack of London Wall E5 6a at Millstone edge in the Peak District.
For the record Tom has soloed this route several times.
I think in the photo he was just looking round to check if our good Spanish friends weren't getting up to any mischief at the crag!
We had a great day showing the spanish Rab guys how good Millstone is for crack climbing.
Delighted to have an image of mine on the front cover of Rock and Ice magazine in the USA.
The image features a climber on one of the atmospheric routes at Waterval Boven in South Africa that I photographed during a trip in september of last year.
Thanks to Rock and Ice magazine for publishing my photo of Tom Randall on the 1st ascent of Millennium Arch 5.14 in the white rim from our recent USA trip
Nice work Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen on the release of their 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.