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Totem Pole FFA

By 29 May 2020June 3rd, 2020Instagrams

Not just another image of the Totem Pole, this is the actual first free ascent in 1995. It’s my original image yet has been rarely seen. I’ll explain why below but first…. ⁠


I have two Limited Edition copies of my coffee-table book “Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed” to give away. Valued at A$190 each. ⁠The prizes are edition number’s 72 and 73 out of only 100 copies that were produced. 📓 📓 ⁠

How to enter:⁠
1. Like this photo⁠
2. Tag at least 3 friends who would love this feed ⁠
3. Contest closes at 9pm (Aus. Eastern Time) Sunday 31 May 2020⁠
⁠4. Winners will be selected at random and announced shortly after⁠
5. ONE winner will be selected from this post on Instagram, and ONE from this post on my Facebook page. You are most welcome to enter both. ⁠
4. Will ship anywhere in the world⁠
5. Ready, set, GO!⁠

Covid19 has slowed things, so as things open up we’ve decided, for the first time ever, to run a sale on our webshop:⁠
📚 10% off guidebooks⁠
📓 50% off Rock Climbing Down Under: Australia Exposed⁠
📔 Massive discounts on Limited Edition copies – as far as we can go⁠
🌄 10% off photographic prints and all framing options⁠
Sale ends 15th June.⁠
Just browse the Prints and Shop tabs. All discounts are already applied. ⁠

⁠⁠📷 So this photo… It is actually not posed, it is Simon Mentz on the actual send of the first free ascent of The Free Route (25), which was of course the FFA of the Totem Pole itself. Notice how both Steve Monks and Jane Wilkinson are on the ledge, whereas Jane is missing from the sunlit image that we took the next day. The sunlit shot reproduced better, given technology of the day, so it’s ended up the shot that has usually been seen for the last 25 years. What do you think?⁠

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