The Art of Climbing – Out Now Gear News

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Capturing the beauty, theatre and emotions of a climb in a single shuttered moment, 'The Art of Climbing'  is a dramatic collection of photographs by Australian rock climber and photographer, Simon Carter 

This stunning collection of climbing photography reveals the beauty of the sport from behind the lens, where patterned rock faces, vertical spires, honeycomb holds and sweeping landscapes of ochre, slate and snow all provide breath-taking visual drama.

The book highlights the world's most beautiful climbing locations, from Tsaranoro in Madagascar and Teplicke in the Czech Republic to Mount Huashan in China.

Adam Ondra contributes a foreword, while meditative texts by the world's premier climbers focus on themes from intensity to environment, lines to roofs, celebrating the experience of being out on the rock face as never before.

A reference section includes practical details such as a glossary, grading table and list of selected routes. From the beauty of movement to the bounds of human endeavour, the splendour of landscapes and the allure of otherworldly formations, the art of rock climbing is shown in all its glories.

'A fascinating journey through time in the world of climbing, but also the life's work of Simon Carter, one of the world's leading climbing photographers. The outstanding pictures in this book provide a vision for why we climb. Simply put, climbing is sport, adventure and the joy of life – all at the same time'– Alexander Huber

'Simon's photography captures his love for the sport, showcasing why climbing is among the most awesome activities on Earth' – Adam Ondra

Authored by Simon Carter with Foreword by Adam Ondra

With contributions from Steve McClure, Tim Emmett, Greg Child, Alison Osius, Amity Warme, Liv Sansoz, Daila Ojeda

Published by Thames & Hudson  

Hardback with over 200 photographs

ISBN 9780500025970

Price £30

For more information The Art of Climbing

18 Apr

Anything from Stannington Ruffs in it?

20 Apr

Have always thought that Simon Carter's photography is exquisite.


23 Apr

An interview with him in 'Digital Camera World' about the book and climbing/photography in general:

25 Apr

Thank you. A very good interview indeed.


25 Apr

Thank you. A very good interview indeed.


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