Teams competing to see who can build the tallest structure from Spaghetti tape and a Marshmallow on top.
After a final 14 hour day, Tom Briggs and I finally climbed on to the summit of the magnificent Naranjo de Bulnes. The 550 metre vertical and overhanging west face is one of the most famous walls in Europe.
Finally, in September 2011, Mike Twid Turner and I finally succeed on the first free ascent of the Keusen Route, South Face Direct, Grosse Simelistock 2482 metres, Engelhorner, Switzerland.
Many of the magic islands’ peaks are best approached by sea. I have been here on three separate expeditions, pioneering new routes in summer and winter. It is remote, wild and stunning.
Crossing the Turbio river with gauchos. Probably the most unspoilt mountain wilderness I have ever had the luck to explore.
The Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix, is the world capital for alpine climbing and skiing. Famous for steep granite peaks and challenging deep powder.
Local Tibetans used yaks to help carry our supplies to Advanced Base Camp. The 8012 metre summit still looks a long way away!
Me climbing the test piece Separate Reality, 500 feet off the ground. Yosemite National Park is a mecca for serious climbers, with vertical granite walls up to 3000 feet high.
The local Bedouins’ intimate knowledge of the area is vital to the logistics of climbers exploring this land, which has hardly changed since the days of Lawrence of Arabia.
After a freezing unplanned bivouac on Fitzroy’s summit, Adam Wainwright and I descend in vicious winds. Cerro Torre and the Patagonian ice cap form the backdrop.
The Shroud, Ben Nevis, Scotland. In winter, this cliff offers terrific challenges for mountaineers. Trust in the equipment and the team is essential.
A traverse of the Cuillin Ridge during the Scottish winter is one of the most magnificent challenges in mountaineering.
The first ascent of this stunning peak in the Hushe valley took our team of four seven days to climb. Superb views towards K2 and the Gashebrums from the summit.
Day 12: Exhausted after the ground-breaking Changabang north face climb, the team shelter under an ice-cliff during the epic descent.
The summit! After six days of effort, Mick Fowler and I succeed on the north face.