Mountain Hardwear athlete Tim Emmett returns for a series of talks around the UK to present his latest adventures, from as far as Canada, Iceland and Pakistan (including the amazing FA of Helmcken Falls).
Tickets are available online via Crag X climbing shop, or directly from the Foundry or Climbing Works.
£7 – lecture only
£3.50 when bought with any climbing session between Mon 4th – Sat 9th Nov / or for any current 3, 6 and 12 month members at either the Foundry or the Climbing Works.
Tim is a professional extreme sports athlete, well known for his charismatic, enthusiastic and energy charged motivational lectures. His passion for rock and ice climbing has taken him all over the world developing new areas and styles. Competing in the Ice Climbing World Cup (2001 – 2004) Tim achieved a podium position 3 times, and has written a book ‘Preposterous Tales’ with Neil Gresham, which was rated 10/10 by the UK premier climbing website PlanetFear.
His face has appeared on the front of 9 climbing magazines and he has made several TV appearances, including BBC2’s ‘Wild Climbs’, HTV’s ‘Moments of Fear’ and ‘Top Gear’ where he and compadre Leo Houlding pit their strength and determination to climb to the summit of the Verdon Gorge, France against Clarkson who raced them in an Audi RS4. He was also filmed in ‘Psicobloc’, perhaps the most dynamic and eye-catching climbing video ever produced, winning six international film awards in 2004. In 2007 Tim co-presented ‘Ultimate Rock Climb’ a climbing documentary aired on BBC1.
Ice-climbing, snowboarding, surfing, scuba-diving, skydiving, kick-boxing and more recently B.A.S.E. jumping are all facets of Tim’s extreme quest to seek out adventure and push the envelope of psychological and physical performance.
Tim’s latest focus has become climbing’s newest cult – ‘Para – Alpinism’. This entails climbing a big wall with a BASE rig and then jumping off, into free-fall to get back down. Tim is currently undergoing a rigorous training program for ‘wing-suit’ flying, which will allow him to cover vast distances with a longer free-fall.
If you haven’t seen the amazing and unique ice features of Helmcken Falls then check out this UKC news article, guaranteed to pique the interest of any climber!