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ABC tv interview

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Crazy busy times here at the moment! The slide shows and book launch evenings in Katoomba and Sydney went off really well: great turn-out and an excellent vibe. Many thanks to everyone who has come along and helped make a fun night of it all! Next shows — Canberra this week and Melbourne next week.

The book has been generating quite a lot of publicity. There was a big feature in the Daily Telegraph paper last week and another feature in the Canberra Times on Sunday.

…and on Saturday I got a call from ABC News 24 television and the next morning I found myself doing my first live television interview. Which, perhaps like a run-out climb that you manage to cruise for the onsight, turned out to be lots of fun — in a strange sort of way!

Slide show tour!

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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 — The Carrington Hotel Ballroom, Katoomba. $5.

SYDNEY — Wednesday 7th December — Wests Ashfield Leagues Club, 117 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield. Free!

CANBERRA — Wednesday 14th December (please note this new date) — Hayden Allen Lecture Theatre (The Tank), ANU. Free!

MELBOURNE –  Tuesday 20th December — 1000 £ 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!




World Climbing: Rock Odyssey

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Yay! We’ve received the first sample copies — and the stock — of my new coffee-table book! I am super-duper-stoked with how it has turned out. All the work and heartache over the years has most definitely been worth it. Thanks so so much to my supporters and everyone who contributed their time and energy into this project over the years. I wanted to create a book that reflects the most positive aspects of climbing and the climbing community — and I hope we’ve achieved that. Below is what my marketing department had to say about it (thanks babe)!  Please check the book out everyone and I look forward to hearing what you think.

World Climbing: Rock Odyssey coverWorld Climbing: Rock Odyssey, the welcomed sequel to Simon Carter’s award-winning World Climbing: Images from the Edge, presents the finest images by one of the world’s foremost climbing photographers. Rock Odyssey is a photographic essay which follows modern-day rock climbers to far-flung reaches of the world where they attempt the routes of their dreams.

A visual feast, Rock Odyssey takes us on a breathtaking voyage stopping at sixteen exceptional rock climbing destinations. From the wild interior of Madagascar, Simon Carter gives us an eagles view high up on the Tsaranoro Massif. Off the coast of Vietnam, he explores limestone karsts jutting from the glistening emerald-green waters of Ha Long Bay. In North America he seemingly employs wizardry to reveal Devils Tower’s geometric multi-faceted columns from unseen perspectives. Over on the Greek isle of Kalymnos, he navigates us through the bewildering three-dimensional tufa jungles. And bringing it back home, Carter presents the giddying gyroscopic exposure from the perfect pillars of Tasmania’s Tasman Peninsula. The Dolomite’s wild alpine rock, Montserrat’s crazy cobblestone towers and The Darran’s Jurassic wilderness are just some of the other highlights along this spectacular circumnavigation of the globe.

Chapter introductions written by leading Australian climber, Monique Forestier, set the scene and give delightful insights into the unique attractions of each area.

Rock Odyssey is a celebration of Simon Carter’s vision to capture the dizzying feats of climbers doing what they love most. Carter has captured elusive moments, seamlessly merging landscape with action and magically animating his images with untrumpable natural light. Through Carter’s lens, the extraordinary rock architecture of the world’s classics crags become the stage, an arena, where climbers contest their own mental and physical battles. Barriers are broken, boundaries are pushed, dreams are lived, and, sometimes, summits are bagged. So chalk up, grab a copy, hold on tight and let the odyssey begin.

Key Points:

  • Large format, hard-cover coffee-table photo book.
  • Featuring 208 spectacular colour images from 16 of the world great rock climbing destinations.
  • 180-pages, measuring 280mm high x 250mm wide.
  • Published by Onsight Photography, please contact us with distribution queries.


  • Mail-order from our online shop here. Or use the “Buy Now” buttons below.
  • In AUSTRALIA it is available from many good outdoor equipment shops.
  • In the UK and Europe it is distributed by Cordee.
  • In the USA it is distributed by Wilderness Press.

If using the “Buy Now” buttons, please select the correct delivery option:

AUSTRALIAN delivery.

OVERSEAS delivery.

Here are some sample spreads.


Update (in France)

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I’m in France, climbing and photographing — travelling around with my wife, Monique, and baby, Coco. Lots has been happening and with all the travelling I guess it wasn’t an ideal time to choose to create a new website, but it never is. Anyway, this week I have a nice place to stay at, with a good internet connection –  and I’m kinda in need of a bit of rest… So stay tuned as I finally add some new photo galleries, let you know about the mega new book and calendar that we have out, and news about some of the awesome climbing that I’ve recently witnessed…

Hello from France!

Hello from France! That yummy cliff you can see in the background is none other than the incredible Verdon Gorge.

New web site

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Please bear with us as we create a new web site here over the next few days. My apologies for all the broken links and inconvenience. But check back again soon and see all the new photo galleries.

Simon Carter


UPDATE: Looking for my old blog? That is currently off-line, sorry. We are looking into fixing that problem and might leave it online as an archive if we can. Otherwise I might repost some of the most popular posts – perhaps as articles.