Adventures at the Edge of the World Sample Chapter August 09 2019

Excited that Adventures at the Edge of the World is now at the printer and we expect delivery on October 18th. Thankyou to those who have supported the book through our crowd fund campaign.

For those who have ordered the book, here is a sample chapter to whet your appetite, and for those who haven't ordered yet - hopefully when you see the photos and the contents pages showing the massive collection of stories, it will get you psyched to order your copy.

It is best to choose two-page-view in Adobe Acrobat reader to check out the sample chapter.


Friday October 25th in Hobart, 6pm at the Duke of Wellington Hotel

Saturday October 26th in Launceston, 6pm Aspire Adventure Equipment

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Tasmanian Climbing History Book Out in September May 28 2019

Adventures at the Edge of the World - the epic story of Tasmanian climbing - is getting closer to print stage. This 540 page coffee table book on Tassie climbing has over 600 photos and 113 articles on the epic adventures of pioneer climbers. We should be able to go to print in early July, have a book by September and a book launch in October! Stay tuned for details of a crowd fund campaign in July. Simon and I would love your support and need 200 people to pre-purchase the book via the crowd fund at $80 each, just to put a 50% deposit at the printing company. I'm hoping the whole Australian climbing community gets behind us as it will be of interest to all climbers, not just us Taswegians, as Simon's photos are stunning, and the stories are very inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and please support the crowd fund in July.




The Irish Solution To The Ben Lomond Problem September 07 2017

Here's an article addressing the issue of bolts and rap stations on Ben Lomond, inspired by my recent visit to Fairhead in Northern Ireland. I would be grateful for any feedback. Thanks

UK Road Trip Report: Go Gardening at Cabbage Head July 28 2017

Here's a trip report of my last 8 weeks in the UK, climbing at Fairhead, Peak District Gritstone, North Wales classics and Cornwall.

Finding Community At The Chosspiles of Europe July 06 2017

Here's an article on my European trip so far with some observations on climbing at Kalymnos and France.

My Ultimate Trad First Ascent: The RJ McMahon Memorial January 16 2017

See link below for article and topo of a new route I completed at Africa on Ben Lomond yesterday, called the R.J McMahon Memorial Route (24), probably the best new trad route I've ever established and named in honor of my old mate Bob McMahon.

My First Time In The Blueys: by Jemimah Narkowicz January 16 2017

Here's an article by my daughter describing her first trip to the Blue Mountains last year. This is her first ever climbing article.


Northern Tassie New Route Update - excellent new sport crag December 07 2016

Here are 2 links to a heap of new routes done in Northern Tassie in 2016. The first is an update to all the new routes done in the Fingal Valley in 2016. Of significance is the new sport crag at North Sister, an easily accessed cliff with a dozen excellent bolted climbs with an awesome ocean view. It also includes routes at  South Sister, Township Creek and the new cliff at Gilligans Creek.

The second is an update to 31 new climbs in the South Esk know..the one we said was climbed out 30 years ago? With fresh eyes and a few bolts, some very worthwhile climbs have been added and are worth you seeking out.


New Worthless Donkey Dick Climbs September 11 2016

I did 3 new routes last weekend at the Willow Jungle Crag in the South Esk. Just thought I'd devalue the crag and bolt some more worthless pox. Named after One Day Hero, the Donkey lover. Includes such classics as Damo Does Donkeys (24), Damo the Donkey Dick Licker (20) and the classic corner One Day Hero Sucks Donkey Dicks (21).



Isaac Lethborg on the 2nd ascent of `One Day Hero Sucks Donkey Dicks' (21)



I just compiled a list of all the first ascents I've been involved with in the last 36 years. It inspired me to write this article. Hope you like it. Cheers