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Ascent 2012

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I’ve scored some covers recently. Firstly, here is the 2012 issue of Ascent. Very stoked about this one!

The photo is of Monique run-out to the max on the extraordinary 60-metre tufa route Tom et je Ris in Verdon Gorge, France, which I wrote about earlier here and there’s the video here.

Ascent is Rock and Ice magazine’s mega annual. It is the original literary journal of climbing, conceived of and edited for many years by Steck and Roper. Rock and Ice rejuvenated the journal last year — and I scored the cover then as well. I’m reposting that again here because I don’t know if we’ll ever get my old blog database up and running again… Anyway, I’m really honoured to have my work appear here. Thanks Rock and Ice!

Weekend Australian

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Had a really nice write up — and double-page spread — in the Weekend Australian Magazine. Sweet!

This is what it says:

Fifteen years ago, when Monique Forestier was just starting out as a rock climber, she saw a photo that changed her life. Taken by the renowned climbing photographer Simon Carter, it depicted an ascent of the Totem Pole, a 65m dolerite pillar that rises like a cruise missile from the ocean at Cape Hauy on the Tasman Peninsula, southeast of Hobart. “It blew me away,” she recalls. “I thought, ‘Those guys are crazy. There’s no way I could ever do something like that.’”

The image was burnt into her mind, though, and it’s funny how things worked out. Forestier subsequently met Carter, and married him – and here she is climbing the Totem Pole during the pair’s Tassie holiday. She’s one of Australia’s top climbers these days, but even she admits feeling intimidated when she finally stood before it. “The whole pillar looked like it was swaying,” she says. “I thought, ‘Oh God, what have I got myself into?’”

She was no longer entertaining such thoughts halfway up, though – even while perched on tiny holds that were slick with sea-spray, being buffeted by the wind. When she’s into her flow on a hard climb, she explains, her mind is “totally absorbed” in working out the correct sequence of moves that’ll get her higher. If she gets that sequence wrong, or takes too long, she’ll likely fall. Not that that worries her unduly. “I trust my rope [mostly out of sight in this shot], my equipment and my belayer,” she says.

Forestier, who lives with Carter and their three-year-old daughter Coco in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, is climbing the hardest routes of her life at 38 – an age when most elite athletes have long since peaked. And she did make it to the top of the Totem Pole without falling. The elation, she says, felt like electricity coursing through her body. Then there was a rather different challenge: getting off the thing. But that’s another story._Ross Bilton

Klettern calendar

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Talking about recently published work, here’s a few shots in Klettern Magazine’s (Germany) poster format 2012 wall calendar.

Klettern 2012 calendar cover

Monique Forestier, Twisted Reality (28), Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

Klettern 2012 calendar July

Onslo "Slo" Carrington attempting his project on Butterfly Valley Crag on Cat Ba Island, Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Klettern 2012 calendar May

Monique Forestier attempting Some Kind of Bliss (31), Diamond Falls, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

Climb Magazine

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The team at Climb Magazine (UK) have been producing a fantastic magazine of late and have kicked off the new year with their first ever Photo Annual, or “Photographic Issue” to be precise. Well, I’m hoping it’s going to be an annual thing anyway. Judging by the digital preview on their website (which you can see here) it’s looking good with lots of interesting articles. There is also an interview with yours truly.

I haven’t seen the actual magazine yet but it has a great cover.  :-)  I think the black and white works well. The shot of Crystal Davis on El Matador (5.10d) at Devils Tower, was taken using my special camera apparatus thingy to get the angle — more on that coming soon, promise!

Climb Magazine UK 2012 Photographic Issue

My interview was by Ian Parnell, no slouch with a camera himself. Thanks Ian, for the opportunity to share some of my thoughts. And thanks to my assistant Cathy McBey, for shooting my portrait for this (not really a self-portrait as credited – now that would have been tricky!).

Climb mag Jan 2012

I’m looking forward to checking out everything else in the mag as soon as it arrives. Come on Australia Post!

Rock Magazine

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Latest issue of Australia’s Rock Magazine is out and I’ve scored a few nice shots in there. Stoked! The cover is my shot of Monique on the amazing tufa route she did in Verdon Gorge, France, last year. The thought of that move, pulling through the last crux, about 50-metres up the 60-metre route, brings tears to my eyes! My earlier report about that climb, Tom et je Ris (8b+, 32), is here. I’ve been working on a little video of this climb and should have that online in a few days.

Rock Magazine cover January 2012

I’ve also scored the back cover with my shot of Lee Cossey on his Saturation Point (33) in the Blue Mountains, in this Black Diamond advertisement.

Rock Magazine back-cover January 2012

Among some other shots inside the magazine, I’ve got a another shot of Lee in a full-page ad for The North Face, this time on his Sneaky Snake (33) in the Grampians.

It looks like another interesting issue from Rock Magazine, keep up the good work!

ROCK ODYSSEY cover

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.

Availability:

  • 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.

 

Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed is coming Order here now!