October 7th, 2018 by gep7452

A while ago the GB Paraclimbers were joined by the Epic TV film crew at the famous climbing location ‘Stanage Edge’ in the Peak District.  The purpose of the day was to start on some easy routes to introduce trad climbing to those members of the team who has not yet tried it and to attempt one of the top 50 classics ‘Flying Buttress Direct’. 

We all met at the car park opposite Stanage Edge early in the morning and met the crew, a gathering of the equipment and making sure we had everyone we set of up the hill to the crags. The film crew’s drone soon went up to film our progress and the stunning scenery surrounding us. The morning was spent on the easier crags getting use to trad climbing and warming up. After some lunch we moved on to Flying Buttress Direct and spent the afternoon there. As daylight faded we made out way back to the cars and set off for Stanage Edge where we intended to do some night bouldering on Deliverance. 

We finished the day with a few of us stopping at a lovely Indian restaurant in Hathersage with the film crew before departing our ways.

The finished product is a great watch and what I like about it particularly is the way they have captured the rapour and closeness of the GB Paraclimbing Team. See for yourself below or on the EPIC TV Climbing Episode 1263. 

 

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September 2nd, 2018 by gep7452

Please enjoy my Vlog of the Innsbruck Training Camp I attended thanks to Boost Charitable Trust.

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December 4th, 2016 by gep7452

Back in October myself and my GB colleague Isabella Walsh spoke at the Reach Charity Conference in Glasgow. Reach is a national support charity for children with upper limb difference. It was the first time either of us had spoken in public and the audience consisted of about 140 parents and older teenagers. A daunting thought.

You can find the complete talk here and in my video section under Public Media.

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January 24th, 2016 by gep7452

I am not sure there has been a ParaClimber enter the YCS before said my coach Robin O’Leary. Well I did and an experience it was.

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