I’ve been on a bit of a whirlwind of trips lately, largely because I’m working on a new coffee-table photo book on Australian rock climbing. My 1998 book Rock Climbing in Australia has been out of print for several years, so a new book is well overdue. I’m really excited by this project, it’s a big challenge and I have been really really enjoying visiting and photographing some great Australian climbing areas that I haven’t been to for years.
So here’s a little, very overdue, report from a quick trip to the Moon a few months back. They just call it the Moon, it’s an appropriate name, but of course I mean Moonarie in the Flinders Ranges, about 5 hours drive north from Adelaide in South Australia. On the edge of the great Australian Outback, the Moon sure does feel a little out of this world…
So that’s really about it. I hope you enjoyed the photos and can understand why I think this is a very special place. Visiting climbers from overseas can be forgiven for not getting much past Arapiles, the Grampians, and the Blue Mountains, but for local climbers it’s kinda an obligatory part of the Australian experience. Actually, no, scrap that, the place sucked; we kinda enjoyed having it all to ourselves.
This is just a teaser of photos from the trip, look out for more in the World Climbing Calendar 2014, and the new coffee-table book which should be out later next year.
Finally a big shout out to fellow astronauts, Susy Goldner, Rob Saunders, Simon Wilson, Peter Matulich, Matthew Cojean and Anne-Katrin Haag. Thanks for the good times and help with the photos. Great sharing this brief adventure with you all!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy climbing!