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Mike Law. Born to climb.
Rock Climbing Workout
Rock Climbing Gear
Fred Beckey is 88 years old. He started climbing at 13 and never stopped. He's the most prolific first ascensionist in the sport's history.
Mark Moorhead, Mt Arapiles 1980. One of the most talented climbers of his generation.
The Great Escape
The Great Outdoors
Alex Honnold soloing on the Regular Route on Half Dome. What a place to contemplate life, death, the universe and everything.
Top Of The World
Charles Evans, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Tom Bourdillion and George Band after the 1953 Mt Everest ascent in Nepal.
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.
John Bachar soloing Crack-a-go-go (5.11c), Cookie Cliff, Yosemite, California. Photo by Phil Bard,
The Beautiful Country
Walter Bonatti. Died 13 September, 2011.
Chamonix Mont Blanc
Walter Bonatti (on the right) is one of climbing's great legends. He died on September 13, 2011, aged 81. RIP.
Mount Everest Summit
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.
Rocky Mountain National
Don Whillans and Chris Bonington in Patagonia, South America.
John Syrett really was an inspiration to me when I started climbing in 1974. 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. Photo Gordon Stainforth©
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. 1951.
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.