My maths teacher got me into climbing when I was 14. It was the greatest gift that anyone could ever have given me. Still as keen as ever to for more adventures.
Best Climbing Experience Climbing the Nose on El Cap probably tops the lot and the Salathe wasn't too bad either. After that its the many trip to UK sea cliffs and mountain crags. Those evenings soloing after work on stanage when the wind drops everything fades away apart from the holds you're stood on and the holds you're going for.
The spring when I was in my mid 20s when I went from leading E1 occassionally to going though the list of Stoney E4s.
Trips to Lundy and Fairhead.
The next trip has to be the best experience however. Now I'm retired there are plenty of those in the pipeline
Interests Outside Climbing Birdwatching it gets you to go to some of the beautiful places that you never go to when your into climbing. Just love to be on some lonely desolate salt marsh with the hauntingly beautiful sounds of Redshanks and Curlews in the background
About My Photography My website is at https://outerlimitsphotography.com
In recent years photography has become increasingly important and I have tried to improve the quality of my photos. I obtained the Institute of Photography Professional Diploma in Photography with distinction and am working on the Diploma in Street Photography Landscapes comprise a lot my work but I also do cityscapes and street photography and portraits. If you have an interesting face get in touch I would love to shoot you if you live close to Sheffield.
I stopped posting to Instagram in 2022 and post all my photos to VERO. I have 3 VERO photo accounts Outerlimits - for Cityscapes and street photos. Outerlimits_Landscapes and Outerlimits_blackandwhite
I have several instagram accounts that contain some material but I have stopped posting s VERO is a way better forum. some of my work up to 2022 is here
My Flickr account is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/philipsmith1001/
My website is at
I Climb... Several times a week All over the world
Favourite Climbs The Nose Yosemite
Salathe Wall Yosemite
Outer Limits Yosemite
Crack a Go Go Yosemite
New Dimensions Yosemite
Oz Tuolumne meadows
Left Wall Wales
True Grip Wales
Head Hunter Pembroke
Witch Hunt Pembroke
Star Wars Pembroke
Lucky Strke Pembroke
Widespread Ocean of Fear Lundy
Ace of Diamonds Lundy
Surveillier et Punir Verdon
Astral Stroll Cornwall
Our Father Stoney
Millionaire Touch Stoney
Jolly Rodger Fairhead
Body Machine Raven Tor
New Dawn Malham
Eroica Pentire Head
Fay Lower Sharpnose
Jolly Rodger Fairhead
Ocean Boulevard Fairhead
Auto de Fay Rivelin
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