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Monthly Archives: November 2011
We’re back home from overseas now and I’ve organised a little tour of shows to celebrate the release of my new book.
The show will be a spectacular audio-visual show stopping at some exceptional rock climbing destinations from Australia and around the world. I’ll also do a book signing, so if you’d like to get hold of Rock Odyssey it will be the perfect opportunity (they will be available at a discounted price on the night).
KATOOMBA — Tuesday 29th November â€” The Carrington Hotel Ballroom, Katoomba. $5.
SYDNEY — Wednesday 7th December â€” Wests Ashfield Leagues Club, 117 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield. Free!
CANBERRA — Wednesday 14th December (please note this new date) â€” Hayden Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), ANU. Free!
MELBOURNE –Â Tuesday 20th December â€” 1000 Â£ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street. Free!
7.30 for 8pm start.
Hope you can come along, catch up, help us launch the new book and enjoy the show!
I’ve added a gallery of some of my favourite images from over the years. Have a look at them here and hopefully enjoy!
If you have any feedback, I’d love to hear it here.
Oh oh Oliana!!! Good times! I’ve bumbled around a bit here but have most definitely been putting my expertiseÂ as a belayer (honed from 26 years of hard-won experience) to good use. Regardless of the outcome, I am proud to say that my lovely wife Monique Forestier has been climbing superbly here. She is doing what she loves the most, has set her own goals and has stepped it up — really stepped it up — a notch or two. She has found herself a really beautiful long sustained route to try, graded 8c (33), and after several days work on it, I think it is fair to say, that she is now bee’s dick away from sending it. Will she do it this trip? Probably not, we only have two climbing days left. But it has been good to watch her climbing progress and see it come together. No surprise, youâ€™ll hear about it here first if she sends!
And here are some more pics from Olianaâ€¦Â This time it is French climber Etienne Seppechen (and it’s his blue t-shirt, Guillaume had just borrowed it for the Mind Control shoot!) having a good hard shot at the classic tufa Humildes pa Casa (8b+); unfortunately not quite managing to link it this time. Earlier Iâ€™d photographed Guillaume on this route in good light and had opted to shoot a wide scenic style shot to show the route and its setting (see those here). This time I wanted to do something different and needed to make the most of the light (which was flat as a tack), so I went to for the 70-200mm to get in on the action…
Here’s a new shot of French climber Guillaume Lebret on the incredible Mind Control (8c+) at Oliana which, as I mentioned earlier, he sent on his third (consecutive) day on the route. It’s such an awesome looking 50-metre route and aptly named too — check out the run-out, Guillaume has skipped the last bolt…
Incidentally, Adam Ondra onsighted Mind Control last year and there is an awesome video floating around on YouTube of that here — check it out if you haven’t seen it and have 12 minutes to spare.