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A Fist-full of (Classic) Grit…

Climbing 2014 needed an injection of classic grit route to balance-up the mix of locations but that meant finding a new twist to photograph routes that had been shot many times before. “Be in my Calendar Competition” winner David Kirsfelds was up for the challenge and Stefan offered to keep an eye on the ropes…

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Belay Bunny Turned Bad…

UKClimbing users have some pretty wacky user names don’t they? The winner of the ‘Be in my Calendar’ competition for 2012 – and hence appearing in Climbing 2013 – is Belay Bunny Turned Bad which as to be one of the most intriguing user names…

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Bandits at Dinbren …

I knew from past experience that UKC devotees are fast to respond to posts and comps etc. so it was no surprise at all that the first responses to the 2011 Be in my Calendar UKC competition dropped into my inbox within minutes of the posting going live! This was the fourth Be in My Calendar comp – snappily titled as it was by that doyen of the tinterweb Mick Ryan – yet it was still a total blast to see that so many people wanted to get involved. In fact, more people than ever were up for the chance of following in the footsteps of Liam Lonsdale, last year’s comp winner. I photographed Liam at St Bees on a cloudless blue-sky day and used one of the images on the front cover of Climbing:2011.

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