Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Canada 2009

This March Tanya and I visited Banff national park for a mix of climbing and skiing. Althought it wasn't a hardcore trip it really reminded me that these kind of trips can sometimes be the best.

You are not chasing grades or ascents, more just enjoying climbing for what it is.

We climbed in a few areas during the trip despite the cold - Bataan & Grassy lakes to name a couple, and thenm skiied in Sunshine and Lake Louise - we vowed to come back to Louise one summertime soon. . .




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Migrania 8b, Siurana

I last visited Siurana in 1999, I was 18 years old and had been climbing for two years.

Despite having the worst trip of my life (due to non-climbing factors which i wont go into) i manged to do my first 8a -Anabolica.

It was however, this line, Migrania that i vowed i would come back to do one day.

This was the trip that it happened - first redpoint on my second day in Sirunana.

What a route! Pure power in every move with the crux right at the top.

Only the extension to go now . . .


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8a Onsight in Margalef

Visited Margalef on the same trip - what a crag!

Loads of awesome steep barrel shaped routes like this one - an 8a that I managed to onsight.




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Monday, 25 May 2009

Return to Siurana

Tanya hanging out in Cornudella . . .

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Thursday, 21 May 2009

China World Champs

AMV have kindly just supported me in my travels to the world champs in china this june/july.

I have just boooked my ticket and will be creating a film about my travels to Xining and Yangshuo(below).

In the meantime, i've been trying to get a bit of inspiration from Matthius Kisspert and DFuse - they have produced some truly amazing film work about city growth in China.

Check it out here:

And here:

Also check out Matthius' new work related site: