/ NEW ARTICLE: INTERVIEW: Tom Grant - British Climber and Skier
"I first met Tom when he had just moved to Chamonix, and although he seemed pretty keen, I had no idea of what he would become... There's no nonsense, no posing in the bar, no blog, no sponsors, and no bull. Just determination and skill..."
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4839
Hey Tom, hope you're well, sounds like you're making waves. You should come out to BC for a trip.
Brilliant interview, thanks for posting
There is one thing that's not so clear regarding the ski grading tho, the ski grade, ie 1 to 5 is further broken down with a decimal point 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1 ect with the 5 grade being open ended buy currently going up to 5.5. So the grades given for Toms decents on the left only include the ski part of the grade and not the exposure, so the Whymper for example would be 5.3 E3. Personally I think the system works well and is pretty accurate.
I can think of 2 or 3 of the early 00s guys still alive & kicking, though only 1 still skiing on a really regular basis, when he is not building a house!
Yep, the only thing normally holding Tom back is the person tied onto the other end of the rope.
Great article, good to see people receiving some recognition for some amazing achievement's.
Yeah, like a kid in a toyshop, got myself some dynafits, been learning new skills. Jen is up the duff now though, so currently on a mission to cram in as much as poss before the H bomb gets dropped. I had it coming though, I'm 43 FFS :-)
I thought this article was really inspiring, it really made me want to get out there and get involved in some descents. Hats off to Tom for being such an awesome skier and climber, and getting such gnarly descents under his belt. I was wondering what job he had that he could do all this? I assume he's a mountain guide?
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