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VIDEO - Tom Randall: Obsession

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Tom Randall is a modern day institution in the world of British climbing. Well known for his acquired taste for offwidth crack routes, Tom consistently sets himself the highest standards and the hardest lines.

For Tom, climbing is all-consuming, but this hasn't always been the case. In 'Obsession' Tom provides a unique insight into his formative years spent in a world entirely different to the one we associate him with now, and how he copes with conflicting priorities that are fundamental to his continued happiness and ambitious drive.

"In all truth, my climbing sits at this slightly higher level in terms of the burning desire of what happens when I get up in the morning. I constantly feel guilty about it. But I do recognise who and what I am."

Tom is also a part owner of ???, a Director of Sublime Brushes, and a Director of Lattice Training.


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1 Nov, 2016
Really nice video and amazing to see an esoteric Moors venue on a proper climbing video. The first time maybe? Insuforia (E7 6b) is the route for those wondering. Cringle Crag
1 Nov, 2016
Nice. And good to hear Libby Peter's "climbing never stops, does it?" line again! (I'm assuming that's not a Rab marketing phrase)
1 Nov, 2016
I don't think I've ever seen it it dry when I run past it! It did give me a wry smile when the shot whilst the commentry was talking about moving to Sheffield had Roseberry Topping clearly in The background.
1 Nov, 2016
Direct link: https://vimeo.com/189176497 , as the embedded video doesn't have volume control.
1 Nov, 2016
Well spotted and if it's not then it's certainly quite a coincidence. I've not heard that phrase used anywhere else.
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