Wild Country

Wide Boyz in Vedauwoo Part Two

The rain stopped and Tom and Pete have wasted no time in getting stuck into some hideous fissures. Pete began with what may be the first onsight of ‘Squat’ 5.12b. On Monday morning they both sent ‘Spacial Relations’ 5.13a, possibly the hardest offwidth route at Vedauwoo. ‘Worm Drive’ 5.11b followed in the afternoon. On Tuesday […]

Wide Boyz in Vedauwoo Part One

We made it Vedauwoo. Here’s a quick taster of some of the bouldering that was squeezed in between the rain. The weather has improved now and Tom and Pete are getting ready to crush. More news to follow soon.      

Wide Boyz USA Begins

Two years ago on the Greek island of Kalymnos a fiendish plan was devised. Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, while happily clipping bolts on a sun kissed sports climbing paradise, decided to climb the worlds hardest wide cracks. These wider fissures are described as offwidth and demand a brutal technique.  If sports climbing is two […]

Wild Country Karabiners

Some lovely Wild Country karabiners under construction in North Wales

Pete Whittaker on Melvyn Bragg

Off-width master Pete Whittaker

Wide Boy Pete Whittaker goes both feet first on Melvyn Bragg V8 at Ramshaw Rocks, Peak District National Park

Tom Randall at Burbage South Boulders

Off-width master Tom Randall demonstrating immaculate technique on the gritstone boulders at Burbage South in the Peak District National Park

Photography Equipment

I use Canon cameras for the majority of my photography. I have stayed loyal to Canon from my first AE1 through to a EOS 3. I joined the digital photography revolution with a Canon 20D, and a Canon Powershot G9. Now I’m using the fantastic  Powershot G11 and a Canon 5D and 7D SLR’s. I have […]