Peak District

Jason and Claire // Wedding, The Gathering at Edale, Derbyshire

Jason and Claire // Wedding, The Gathering at Edale, Derbyshire

Pow pow ka-pow!

What a banger.

Loved every bit of this wedding from the start to the finish.
How often do you see the groom getting up before the bride to go for a fell run with a group of - somehow equally keen - friends.
Unfortunately due to my camera gear, and liking breakfast I wasn’t able to tag along…

Dovedale/Kailas Snaps

This weekend, my friend Leanne invited me to Dovedale to take some pictures to enter in a competition. I had never been to Dovedale before, so a quick google, and check of my guidebooks showed me the stunning surroundings, quite unlike any of the Peak District limestone crags I was familiar with.

The picture used in the competition can be found here and I would massively appreciate it if you took the time to throw a vote on the pile...Winner gets a paid trip to the Yangshuo Climbing Festival!

Anyway, take a look below and let me know which you like

Archie 

Curbar with Jack, Ruth and Anthony

In a couple of weekends time, I have the privilege of shooting the wedding of two of my best friends from University - Jack and Ruth.  

This weekend, we went out for a walk along Curbar Edge along with Anthony - another friend from the university climbing club.

While the weather wasn't the best, the rain just about held off and we managed to have a great time. I took some photos along the way - please take a look to the right!

Archie

Voyager and The Ace

Today, one of my friends came up from Bristol to try and snag an ascent of the famed gritstone testpiece 'Voyager'. For those that dont know, Voyager is fiercely sharp, and one of the hardest boulder problems in the Peak District. The sitstart was completed in 2006 by Ben Moon and given the grade 8B+, it has not been repeated...

Hamish had been trying the line earlier in the season, but hadn't succeeded. When I saw the facebook post about it, I knew that I had to get there to take some pictures when he got back on it. 

While there, I also took some snaps of James Squire, and Nathan Phillips who were also trying the line. No doubt one of them will grab an ascent within another couple of sessions. 

After we were done at Voyager, everyone packed up to head over to Stanage. While we were in the carpark, we met Billy Ridal, who had just done Careless Torque. Conditions were good for the day. Despite this news, Hamish, James and Nathan chose to try their luck on another of the hardest grit problems by tackling 'The Ace', which is  another 8B - this time put up by Jerry Moffatt.