Posted on November 4, 2010 February 29, 2012Portraits of Climbers 1975-2010 Portraits of Climbers 1975-2010 An ongoing project to scan and save all of my climbing portraits over the years. Gordon TalbettChris BaxterMt Abrupt in the Grampians1973. Arapiles. One of the most prolific pioneers of early Victorian climbing was Chris Dewhirst. At his peak (around 1973/4) he was responsible for some of the most difficult climbs in Aust …Mt Buffalo 1970Glenn TempestChris BaxterGlenn's 21st Birthday PartyDennis KempKevin LindorffMatt Taylor on MescalitoGlenn Tempest, Philip Armstrong and Stephen Griffin1981. Carole Bradley about to start up Wild Oats (19) at Arapiles. Back in those days dogs were a common sight at the base of the cliffs. This beautiful dog belonged to Bob Killip. The EB sh …Rick McGregorChris Shepherd1976. October. Kevin Lindorff at Arapiles.Mike Law, Debutantes and Centipedes (25)1981. Glenn Tempest about to start up Quo Vadis (19) on the Bluffs at Mt Arapiles. I think Lucas Trihey took this image with my old Olympus OM1n film camera.Arapiles Campfire Scene 1978Natalie Green and Greg ChildGlenn TempestGreg Child & Glenn Tempest1980. Glenn Tempest leading a route called Yesterdays Rooster (21, 5.10d). According to the current Mt Arapiles guide Yesterdays Rooster was first climbed in January 1999 after two bolts wer …1980. Jeff Lamb reaches the buckets on Black Spasm. Jeff had recently emigrated from England having already pioneered a bunch of respected test-pieces in his beloved Lake District where he w …1980. This great photograph (above) by US climber Peter von Gaza shows Jeff Lamb having pulled over the overhang on Black Spasm (on the left) and Jon Muir on the crux of Grand Central (on th …Mt Buffalo Campfire1981. Mark Buchanan, Graeme Hoxley and Dave Mclean at Plenty Gorge. This was one of the most popular climbing / bouldering areas close to Melbourne before it was banned by the land owner. We …1980. Peter von Gaza (US) at Arapiles. I'd climbed with Peter in Yosemite Valley and he had decided to visit Araps and see what all the fuss was about. A great bloke and a genuine character, …Dave GairnsJohn ChapmanChris BaxterMUMC at Arapiles1974. Stephen Griffin and Philip Armstrong on North Jawbones. We were all about 16 years old. We had just climbed a gully on the cliff using home made rope and knew nothing about climbing. W …Dennis Kemp1980. Mark Moorhead. He is belaying Jeff Lamb on Black Spasm (22) in Yesterday Gully. I really admired Mark and I still think he was one of the most impressive climbers this country ever pro …1980. This pic is of Jeff Lamb who was monkeying around for the camera during his ascent of Black Spasm (22) in Yesterday Gully. We were with Mark Moorhead. In 1984 Jeff died tragically when …Jerry Maddox1980. October. Steve Lassche (NZ) belaying in the pines at Mt Arapiles.Iain SedgemanPeter Jacobs and Nick ReevesPeter Watson1981. Chris Shepherd in his sleeping bag at 3 in the afternoon. It was a very wet day in the old camping cave at Bundaleer, Grampians.1981. Mike Law at Mt Arapiles. Dennis Kemp sorting gear behind.1981. Robin Miller and Malcolm (HB) Matheson in the boulders at Mt Arapiles.1981. December. Mike Law having topped out of Debutantes and Centipedes (25) on Lois Lane Wall after his first ascent. Mt Arapiles. He is pointing to his lactic acid burning forearms!John SmoothyKevin Lindorff1981. Dennis Kemp, Louise Shepherd, Mark Moorhead (sitting), Kim Carrigan and Paul Daniels. Chris Shepherd in the sleeping bag. Evelyn Lees (with the billy) and Mike Law Smith behind. Andrew …1981. Mark Moorhead (left), Kim Carrigan and Greg Garnham in the old camping cave at Bundaleer, Grampians. We were all there for a week, it never stopped raining and we hardly climbed at all …1981. Dennis Kemp, Evelyn Lees, Paul Daniels, Louise Shepherd (crouching), Mark Moorhead and Kim Carrigan. We are hanging out in the old camping cave at Bundaleer, Grampians. We were there f …1981. Mark Moorhead (left), Kim Carrigan and Greg Garnham in the old camping cave at Bundaleer, Grampians. We were all there for a week, it never stopped raining and we hardly climbed at all …Glenn Tempest and Lars MollerChris BaxterJerry MaddoxMalcolm (HB) Matheson1981. Chris Shepherd borrowing some of Simon Parson's chalk at Black Ians Rocks.1980. Steve Lassche (NZ) belaying Brent Davis (NZ) on the 5.9 Pine (18) at Mt Arapiles.1981. Guy Cotter (NZ) at Mt Arapiles. Guy was a real character…..still is. These days he runs Adventure Consultants in New Zealand and has been to the top of Mt Everest more times than he …1981.December. Mark Moorhead around the time he did Cobwebs (28). Probably one of the hardest technical climbs in the world at the time.1981. Guy Cotter (NZ) relaxing in his hammock. The Pines, Mt Arapiles.John SmartCraig Nottle1981. John Smoothy with a sign of the times. Mt Arapiles.Brent Davis1979. Rick McGregor and I think it is Len Gillman and his girlfriend. Rick and I were about to rap in to do Fish Crack, one of the hardest crack climbs in Yosemite Valley at the time. A bee …Eddy Ozols and Simon Purnell1976. January. I can't remember who is on the left but it is Colin Reece on the right. Colin was one of the climbing gurus of South Australia and a true legend. He tragically died in a fall …Andrew ThomsonRod Young1979. Tim Forsell, John Harlin Junior, Dave Strickly and Peter von Gaza (on the VW). Yosemite Valley National Park, California, USA.Michael Law1979. Mike Graham bouldering at Arapiles. Mike really made me sit up and take notice as to what could be achieved at Arapiles.1979. Yosemite Valley, USA. Matt Taylor reaches the Bismark Ledge on Mescalito, El Capitan.1980. Mark Moorhead sitting on the bonnet of Rod Young's Holden at Mt Arapiles.John ChapmanIain Sedgeman1981. Bob Killip at Mt Arapiles.1981. Glenn Tempest and John Crocker on top of Mt Cook. It was my first NZ alpine season and we had just summited from the superb East Ridge.1981. Carole Bradley strikes the pose for the 'best dressed mountaineer of 1981' award. We were on the Southwest Ridge of Mt Aspiring in New Zealand. It was Carole's first alpine climb. She …Lars Moller1979. Glenn Tempest on Mescalito, El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, California USA. Photo by Matt Taylor / Tempest collection. We spent 8 nights (10 days) on the wall for what was a very early re …1979. Tim Forsell, John Harlin Junior, Dave Strickly and Peter von Gaza (on the VW). Yosemite Valley National Park, California, USA.1981. Richard Smith in the Ogive cave at Bundaleer, Grampians National Park, Victoria.1981. Michael Law, Mike Law, Claw and Mikl Law. One and the same. Lunch beneath the Ogive at Bundaleer, Grampians National Park, Victoria. Arguably the best Australian climber of his generat …1981. Mike Law Smith at Black Ians Rocks.1981. Dennis Kemp at Black Ians Rocks, Grampians National Park. Paul Daniels making a cup of tea. In many ways Dennis was a father figure to me. He taught me that there was no real generatio …1981. Jeff Shrimpton, Doug Fyfe and Alan Wilke. The pines at Arapiles.1981. Jeff Shrimpton and Doug Fyfe. The pines at Arapiles.1981. Paul Daniels, Dennis Kemp and Mark Moorhead around our fire in the Pines, Arapiles.1981. 10th October. The boys at the Pines. From left, Guy Cotter, Mark Moorhead, Lucas Trihey, Brigitte Muir, Mike Law Smith, Malcolm (HB) Matheson, Roddy McKenzie, Craig Nottle and Greg Gar …1981. 10th October. The boys at the Pines. From left, Paul Daniels (back to the camera), Mark Moorhead, Eddy Ozols, Roddy McKenzie, Seamus Brennan (US), Mike Law Smith and Lucas Trihey. Mt A …Philip ArmstrongJerry MaddoxJeremy BorehamMalcolm (HB) MathesonMichael Law1981. Dennis Kemp in the Pines at Mt Arapiles. Dennis died at the age of 67 in a climbing accident on Birdman of Alcatraz (23) at Mt Arapiles in 1990.1981. Michael Law, Mike Law, Claw and Mikl Law. One and the same. Lunch beneath the Ogive at Bundaleer, Grampians National Park, Victoria. Arguably the best Australian climber of his generat …Kevin LindorffMark Moorhead & Kim Carrigan Post navigationPrevious post: South America – Machu PicchuNext post: Ollantaytambo – Sacred Valley, Peru One thought on “Portraits of Climbers 1975-2010” Eddie Ozols February 2, 2017 The unknown person on the left hand side of the Jan 1976 photo with the late Colin Reece, where both are taking photos using telephoto lenses, is Adelaide climber John Marshall who resides in the Adelaide Hills nowadays and still gets out climbing occasionally. John’s name pops up frequently in the Moonarie guide where in particular he accompanied Col Reece on some big powerful lines. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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