Simon Carter's Onsight Photography » Products Where Climbing and Photography Meet Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:53:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 World Climbing: Rock Odyssey Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:15:49 +0000 World Climbing: Rock Odyssey is the welcomed sequel to Simon Carter’s award-winning World Climbing: Images from the Edge.

A visual feast, Rock Odyssey takes us on a breathtaking voyage stopping at 16 exceptional rock climbing destinations.

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.


  • Large format, hardcover coffee-table photo book.
  • 208 spectacular colour images from 16 of the world’s great rock climbing destinations.
  • 180-pages, measuring 280mm high x 250mm wide.
  • Published by Onsight Photography: October 2011.

Also available from:

  • In AUSTRALIA it is available from selected outdoor equipment shops.
  • In the UK and Europe it is distributed by Cordee.
  • In the USA it is distributed by Wilderness Press.
  • Also available from Amazon.
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World Climbing: Images from the Edge Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:38:08 +0000 Winner of the Best Book – Mountain Image award at the 2006 Banff Mountain Book Festival, World Climbing: Images from the Edge is an extraordinary photographic odyssey that is as inspirational as it is beautiful.

This extensive work by Simon Carter captures over 90 different climbers in action at 29 climbing areas from twelve countries. It covers climbing from its easiest to its hardest but above all its best. Rich colour, unlikely perspectives and dizzying heights combine to mesmerise the spectator and transport them into another realm.

This is an inspirational large format, hard cover coffee-table photo book. Introductions to each area gives interesting insights. It features over 230 spectacular colour images and an elegant modern design.

Published by Onsight Photography.
192-pages, 280 x 250mm.

In Australia the book is also available from selected outdoor shops.
In the USA it is distributed by Wilderness Press and can be purchased directly from their web site.

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Gimme Kraft! Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:15:06 +0000 This is the training book of Patrick Matros and Dicki Korb produced by the Café Kraft! On more than 220 pages you will find about 80 specific exercises for bouldering wall, rings, slingtrainer, floor and minibar, campusboard, sloperrails, pegboard and pull-up bar to make you stronger for climbing.

The book is bilingual in German and English. So is the DVD that comes together with the book and shows all exercises in motion. Furthermore you will find more than 10 ProTips from some of the world’s best climbers on it in the book and on the DVD.

A very special bonus is the interview with Wolfgang Güllich’s former professor Mr. Weineck. He opened his video archives for us and you can get a glimpse of Wolfgang’s training attitude. We focused on an easy-to-understand approach that really motivates you for training!

The DVD is PAL-Standard including all regions, please check your player specifications. PAL DVDs might cause problems in standalone players in ntsc-only regions but should work on every laptop. Check out the Gimme Kraft! Trailer — and order now. Note: special introductory price.

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Grampians Climbing: Sport Crags Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:59:37 +0000 Authored by Neil Monteith, this is an entirely new guidebook to this premier Australian climbing area located in western Victoria. The book covers 53 crags including 25 crags which have not been previously published. Details over 900 routes (500+ sport and 400+ trad or mixed gear).

Features action photos by Simon Carter and Neil Monteith and numerous cliff photo topos to make route finding a breeze. In total over 400 photographs. There are also 23 access maps.

A5 in size, 240 pages, full-colour.

Note: Since publication of the guidebook author Neil Monteith has compiled this document detailing updates, corrections and several new routes.

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Arapiles, 444 of the Best Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:55:22 +0000 Authored by Gordon Poultney, this is a very affordable, small-format, selected routes guidebook to Australia’s ever popular climbing area Mount Arapiles.

  • A no-nonsense guidebook covering the best routes at all grades.
  • Features cliff and action photography by Simon Carter.
  • Cliff photo topos and user-friendly design make route finding a breeze.
  • Small and compact — only 120x170mm; put it in your pocket, hang it off your harness.
  • Over 80 photo topos!
  • 132 pages, full colour.
  • Perfect for short-term visitors, anyone interested in the classic routes, and anyone who wants just a small book to carry around.
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Blue Mountains Climbing Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:18:39 +0000 For updates and important access information see here.

This is every climber’s essential companion to one of Australia’s biggest, best and most popular climbing areas.

Fully revised, redesigned, updated and expanded. It is the most extensively researched and documented guidebook to the Blue Mountains ever produced.

  • Details 2700 routes (330 more than previous edition).
  • Covers 45 different climbing areas (7 more than previous edition).
  • 86 action photos.
  • 192 cliff-photo topos.
  • 51 access maps.
  • Dedicated history chapter.
  • Professional user-friendly design.
  • 336 pages, A5, full colour.


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Blue Mountains Selected Sport Climbs Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:24:27 +0000 For updates and important access information see here.

This new guidebook is a trimmed-down version of the very successful comprehensive Blue Mountains Climbing 2010 Edition guidebook. It covers a selection of the best sport-climbing in the Mountains, a perfect slim book for sport climbing fanatics and short-term visitors.

  • Over 500 routes covering the 11 best sport climbing crags: Diamond Falls, Medlow Bath, Shipley Upper, Centennial Glen, Porters Pass, Logan Brae, Boronia, Bardens, Bowens, Dam Cliffs and The Freezer.
  • Numerous cliff photo topos help make route finding a breeze.
  • Professional topographic access maps.
  • Sensational action photos.
  • Includes “tick lists” for climbers to track their progress.
  • Professional user-friendly design.
  • 112 pages, A5, full colour.
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SE Queensland Climbing, Selected Crags Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:10:35 +0000 This is a new guidebook for rock climbing in South East Queensland. There is a wealth of fantastic climbing in the area — and this compact yet comprehensive guide covers many areas not covered by any other current guidebook. It includes some of the best sport and trad climbing South East Queensland has to offer. A must have book for local climbing fanatics and visitors alike.

Fully details 8 areas: Brooyar, Mount Beewah, Mount Coolum, Mount Ngungun, Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Tinbeerwah, Serpent and the ever popular Kangaroo Point. All up, over 1000 routes!

Authored by Lee Cujes in collaboration with Ross Ferguson and John O’Brien and others.

Numerous cliff photo topos, access maps and professional user-friendly design help make route finding a breeze.

A5, full-colour, 168 pages.

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Climb Tasmania – Selected Best Climbs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:37:37 +0000 A rock climbing guide to 850 routes at Tasmania’s 25 best crags. The ultimate guide for visitors. A concise guide for locals.

Features: Adamsfield, Bare Rock, Ben Lomond, Blackwood Rocks, Cape Raoul, Cataract Gorge, Cluan Tiers, Federation Peak, Frenchmans Cap, Freycinet, Hillwood, Mt Brown, Mt Geryon, Mt Roland, North Esk, Organ Pipes, Rocky Cape, Sisters Beach, South Esk, South Sister, Stacks Bluff, The Moai, The Acropolis, Totem Pole, Tyndall Range, West Coast Crags.

Produced by Gerry Narkowicz

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Hollow Lands and Hilly Lands Fri, 15 Nov 2013 04:09:18 +0000 By Robert McMahon

Legendary Tasmanian climber Robert McMahon takes us along on his wanderings to Iceland, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and America.

212 pages, A5.

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