This is one of my most personally meaningful images. Not because it took several false pre-dawn starts before we got a sufficiently good cloud inversion for the image I had in mind, but because of the memories this brings me of one of my dearest friends. The climber pictured is John “Crunch” Smoothy, a true
…I had been trying to get to the bottom this issue for months and welcome any new info, so we got into a discussion and he revealed the location he was talking about which was not in the Grampians but, surprise surprise, it was at Burrunj North in the Black Range State Park, 20km to the west of the Grampians. I knew the exact incident he was talking about as this has been discussed a lot in climbing groups. It’s a bad incident, it’s the absolute worst….