Early this year, three students from Lancaster University - Matt Amos, Ben Cianchi and Jonathan Doyle - took on the most serious and committing challenge of their lives, climbing The Candlestick: a 110m sea-stack next to the world famous Totem Pole, at Cape Huay, Tasmania.
> Yes, that looked scary I wouldn't have gone in there myself.
Yeah - totally agree! Nice little film and the climbing looks great but not sure I would have "risk assessed" the swim as doable that day! The water in Southern Australia isn't always particularly warm so I guess is Tasmania it could be cooler still. Brave lad!
Nice work fellas, a great day out and film! I spent a good bit of time on the ledge on the Totem pole - the comments about sharks in the guide aren't just there to freak out us Poms - I saw at least three decent sized ones cruising up that channel, no way on earth I'd have been in there. Envious that you did the Candlestick, makes the Old Man of Hoy and Stoer look very tame in comparison.
When I walked out to Cape Huay the weather was awful and we saw none of these beautiful sea stacks or rock formations due to howling wind and mist. All we got was leeches, leeches, leeches so great to see it all!
I'm pretty sure it was the map for this walk which had a warning on it which said something like "BEWARE: Sharks will be present at any locations where there are seal/sea lion haul out points". Respect!
Jobs Climbing Wall Supervisor / Instructor, Southampton
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