Inspirational Climbers

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Charles Evans, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Tom Bourdillion and George Band after the 1953 Mt Everest ascent in Nepal. Photo Vintage, Vintage Photos, Vintage Ski, Monte Everest, Thing 1, Mountain Climbing, Top Of The World, Go Camping, Geography

Charles Evans, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Tom Bourdillion and George Band after the 1953 Mt Everest ascent in Nepal.

Fred Beckey 90 years old. Started climbing at age Photo by Nordique. Wrote: Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite Climbs in North America (Patagonia Books) Rock Climbing Workout, Rock Climbing Gear, Climbing Holds, Climbing Wall, Climbing Quotes, Adventure Magazine, Mountain Climbing, Mountain Biking, Photo Vintage

The Old Man, His Mountains

At age 88, Fred Beckey is still climbing. He talks about his longstanding obsession—and new book about his 100 favorite North American routes.

John Syrett really was an inspiration to me when I started climbing in His best years were already behind him but his reputation was enormous. In 1985 he was found dead at the bottom of Malham Cove in Yorkshire. Climbing Wall, Rock Climbing, Brian Hall, Photo Vintage, Military Operations, Ski Fashion, Mountain Climbing, Mountaineering, Climbers

Footless Crow

I'll just do one more move and see what happens! John Syrett (frequently and in increasingly precarious situations) Photo Gordon Stainforth© John burnt with such an intense flame and yet in the end in some mysterious way, he'd become the moth to his own flame. Jim Perrin In High magazine in November 1994, there was published an excellent article by Dave Pegg, called "Dangerous Crocodile Snogging" - a perceptive view of the dangerous world of modern gritstone climbing. To most climbers it…

Expert rock climber Alex Honnold takes a break on Thank God Ledge, 200 feet below the summit of Yosemite National Park's famous Half Dome. Image: Alex Honnold at Yosemite National Park (© Tim Kemple) Top Photos, Scary Photos, Wall Photos, Escalade, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite California, Yosemite Mountains, Nevada California, Valley California

Alex Honnold soloing on the Regular Route on Half Dome. What a place to contemplate life, death, the universe and everything.

George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their camp just 800 feet from the summit of Mount Everest on a mission to be the first mountaineers to ascend the world's highest peak feet). They were never heard from again. Mount Everest Summit, Monte Everest, Mountain Climbing, Mountaineering, Climbers, Historical Photos, K2, Bloomsbury, Adventure

George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their camp just 800 feet from the summit of Mount Everest on a mission to be the first mountaineers to ascend the world's highest peak (29,035 feet). They were never heard from again.

John Bacher, 1957 - When I first visited Yosemite Valley in I remember John playing his saxaphone in the Camp 4 carpark. His solo exploits were already legendary. Yosemite Climbing, Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing, Escalade, Yosemite Valley, Climbers, Real People, Legends, Mens Sunglasses

John Bacher, 1957 - 2009. When I first visited Yosemite Valley in 1979, I remember John playing his saxaphone in the Camp 4 carpark. His solo exploits were already legendary.

A Gunkie, and an inspiration to generations of climbers: 'Hot' Henry Barber. Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing, Tower Climber, Mountain Club, Extreme Sports, Climbers, Outdoor Life, Barber, Motivation

The man who started it all. The greatest free-climber who ever lived and an inspiration to generations of climbers who followed. 'Hot' Henry Barber.

This is how I knew Jim. I climbed with him for a full week in Yosemite in just after he did his ascent of Cerro Torre in Argentina. He was suffering from jaundice but he still sailed up grade I was just 21 and I learned a lot from Jim. Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing, Banff Centre, Book Festival, Hard Men, Film Books, Climbers, Sailing, Skydiving

This is how I knew Jim. I climbed with him for a full week in Yosemite in 1979, just after he did his ascent of Cerro Torre in Argentina. He was suffering from jaundice but he still sailed up grade 25s. I was just 21 and I learned a lot from Jim.

The Ox. Slim Sorrell gives his neck muscles a work out balancing Joe Brown and Pete Cargill. The Lake District, UK. Rock Climbing, Mountain Climbing, Photo Vintage, Lake District, Climbers, Hard Rock, Crow, First Love, Slim

Footless Crow

A young Gordon Stainforth tackles Harrison test piece 'Niblick in 1968: G Stainforth© "At the Kendal Mountain Festival in 2008, Jim Curran had an excellent exhibition of his paintings and drawings that included many images of the Sussex/Kent outcrops. I thought it very significant that Jim, who has travelled extensively amongst the great mountain ranges of the world, should find such inspiration for his work in a return to his own climbing roots. As I’ve already said we never forget first…

Walter Bonatti, right, on the Italian side of Mont Blanc in died at 81 in He often made difficult climbs on the tallest mountains alone. Machu Picchu, Hans Kammerlander, Mount Everest, Ski, Chamonix Mont Blanc, Nepal, Alpine Style, Mountain Climbers, Mountain Man

Walter Bonatti (on the right) is one of climbing's great legends. He died on September 13, 2011, aged 81. RIP.

John Bachar soloing Crack-a-go-go Cookie Cliff, Yosemite, California. Photo by Phil Bard, Yosemite Climbing, Yosemite California, Soloing, Climbers, Rock Climbing, Bradley Mountain, Cliff, Cookie, Inspirational

John Bachar soloing Crack-a-go-go (5.11c), Cookie Cliff, Yosemite, California. Photo by Phil Bard,

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A Day with Mike Law

When I first started buying Rock magazine, probably back in '89, like most of you I was in awe of all the heroic characters. Bold, compet...

Mark Moorhead, Mt Arapiles One of the most talented climbers of his generation. Climbers, Memories, Rocks, Cap, Inspirational, Women's Fashion, Google Search, Live

Yesterday Gully and Memories Lost

Memories of climbing in Yesterday Gully at Mt Arapiles in 1980.

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