/ NEWS: Emmett and Gadd on Ice - Spray On Continues...
"There are thousands of daggers suspended from the roof - some the size of a bus. Every now and then one falls off, it feels like being on another planet..."
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All very cool, but why does the phrase "extreme athlete" make me slightly uncomfortable?
Anyway bloody amazing line all the best Will and Tim!
I know what you mean. Its laughable for the average UK climber to say they participate in an "extreme sport" but when you look at the kind of stuff that Emmett gets up to it's a different game really. More like using climbing as a base activity to do something outlandish that combines two sports (climbing and BASE) to make something really bloody dangerous. It really is quite extreme.
Very true. I wasn't taking anything away from what he does, it truly is awesome. I just find phrases such as extreme athlete pretty cringe worthy. Just my British hang ups I suppose!
Ha ha, pretty damn extreme.
"Spray On climbs for one pitch up the ice and is protected by bolts which were placed on lead."
> "Spray On climbs for one pitch up the ice and is protected by bolts which were placed on lead."
Iím pretty sure Mr Emmett said at his lecture that the first pitch was protected by bolts but they were trying to continue it with ice screws.
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