It’s funny how sometimes climbing is not fun at all. TV and warm couch seems much more appealing then the next pitch. Then you get back home and instead of the TV you reach for a guidebook.
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Hey guys no pressure but there is just a few hours left to join the October print giveaway As always the registration is fast and easy and I am curious which photo is going to be your favorite this month http://ift.tt/1sFVLdR
Sunday, 2 November 2014
Here we go again. Another month is gone and I hope it was a good one for you. The good news is that with the end of the month your chance to win a free print is getting closer. As always you are most welcomed to participate and if this is your first time details how to register are below.
What else has been happening on the OnTheRope front? I had an exiting time visiting my family in the Czech Republic. Of course I tried to squeeze some climbing in and catch up with some old friends of mine. Together we did a quick trip to Switzerland to check out if the Swiss keep the best chocolate for themselves. To tell the truth I am not sure about the chocolate but it is a shame that they cannot export their mountains or climbing crags instead.
From Europe I headed to New York to attend the Eddie Adams workshop. To say I was blown away is an understatement. I met so many inspiring people and learnt so much that it will take me a while just to digest it all. I will definitely write a separate blog post about it so stay tuned. If you are a photographer though and want to try something exciting give it a go ... you have nothing to loose.
|(c) Black Team - The Eddie Adams Workshop|
And finally almost straight from the Sydney airport I headed to the Blue Mountains to cover the Australian Climbing Festival. The festival was restarted after long seven years of waiting and the three days were packed with talks, climbing comps, debates and inspiring movies from around the world. There is going to be an article by the masters of words from the Vertical Life magazine. In the meantime a gallery of photos from the festival can be found here.
Do not forget to vote to win a free print
The voting for the October photo duel is closing on Tuesday 4th November and as always I am curious to find out which one of these two black and white shots below is your favorite. The registration is fast and easy. Just click on one of the photos below or follow this link.
|Stormy surfing (Newcastle, Australia)|
|Yosemite River (California, USA)|
Last month winner
I am also very excited to announce the winner of the last month photo duel. This month the print will stay in Australia and will go to Louis Bhim who selected the following photo from my trip to Indian Creek last year.
Death of a Cowboy, Indian Creek, USA
Thursday, 23 October 2014
After long seven years of waiting the Australian climbing festival got restarted and took place in Katoomba last weekend. Three days fully packed with talks, movies, climbing comp and lots of fun on top of that.
Big shouts out to Gemma Woldendorp and Natasha Sebire for organizing the event. I had heaps of fun and everyone I met and talked to seemed to really enjoy it too. So thanks for that!
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
I hope you have had a wonderful month packed with exciting events and another one ahead of you. Time seems to fly fast which means that the end of the September Photo Duel is knocking on the door again.
The voting is closing on Thursday 2nd October and I am curious to find out which of the landscape shots below is your favorite. The registration is fast and easy. Just click on one of the photos below or follow this link for a chance to win a free print of your choice.
I am also very excited to announce the winner of the last month photo duel. The print will soon go to Vladek Zumr all the way to Zurich in Switzerland. By the way Vladek has some amazing climbing shots on his google profile. Check it out if you have a spare moment.
And as usual I saved the best for last. Here is the winning photo of the last month duel. A photo of Matthew Wade on Saigon which was taken on a very early morning at Buttermilks in Bishop. If you were interested in more pictures from this trip they can be found in the Action Gallery on my website.
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Friday, 26 September 2014
Sunday, 17 August 2014
I am very excited to announce that the winner of the July photo duel is Andrew Gott. It took me a while to get in touch with Andrew hence the quite late announcement. It all worked out in the end and Andrew has picked the following photo of the Milky Way above Grose Valley in Blue Mountains. The print has been ordered with the trusted folks at PixelPerfect Prolab and will soon go all the way to Kentucky in USA. Congrats Andrew!
I had an awesome response to the first round so big thanks to all of you who participated and don't worry if you were not lucky this time. The August photo duel is already opened and waiting for your vote.
The two "competitors" this month are Matthew Wade on Saigon in Bishop and Michael Lawrence with Tye Godwin on The Sublime and the Beautiful from Blue Mountains. I am super psyched to find out which one is your favorite.
|If you are new to the OnTheRope Print Giveway you can find more information here.|
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
A few more days to pick your winner of this month photo duel and get a chance to win a free print of your choice. It is quick and easy. More details on http://www.ontherope.com/win-free-print/ See you all there :-)
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Congratulations to all the finalists at 2014 Australia Lead Nationals. Especially to Lucy Stirling and James Kassay the winners of the Open A category. On this pic … Kumari Berry, last year champ and the third overall this year, during her unconventional endurance “training” in Bungonia gorge NP
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Simon cruising through Pente (5.11-) in Indian Creek. This pic is one from the US roadtrip which made it to the latest issue of Vertical Life which is as usually full of amazing reading. You can find more info about the mag on their website www.verticallifemag.com.au
Monday, 30 June 2014
For the last couple of weekends I seem to be having a bad luck for good rock climbing weather. Fortunately Blue Mountains is a great place to hang around with a camera when the weather goes nuts.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
I have been thinking for a while how to say thanks to all the amazing people I’ve been climbing with, taken photo of or who supported me on social networks. So here is a little attempt to give something back. Every month there is going to be one FREE PRINT for you. Full story on http://ift.tt/1sFVLdR
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Indian Creek is famous for its rad trad climbing. It kept amazing me though how beautiful this place is too. This picture is from a few months back. I arrived late the night before and being it my first trip I was not quite sure what to expect. When I woke up the next morning the weather was stormy and cold but just enough sun was let through to brighten up the colors of the fall. I was sold and fell in love with this place straight away. I remember that for the next whole month I did not get much sleep there though as these morning just kept coming …
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Thursday, 5 June 2014
Monday, 2 June 2014
Very nice surprise to see Simon Blair on the cover of the winter issue of Vertical Life. Great reading as usually so do not forget to check it out. The mag is available for download at http://ift.tt/1kp1KOl …
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Sunday, 18 May 2014
Saturday, 17 May 2014
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Test strips just arrived … Super excited to see so many memories on paper and looks like I am not the only one :-). Working on the last finishing touches of this personal project to give something back to you dear followers. Stay tuned :-). It will be announced soon …
Monday, 12 May 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Another start of the Czech sandstone season missed. My heart and fear is with you guys :-) … Here is an oldie where Pavel Pecis Peciva demonstrates that sometimes you have to be a Jack of all trades to get to the top of these amazing sandstone towers …
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
This pic is from our super-quick trip to the Gramps roughly two years ago … Some people say friction is better at night but I think it’s just an excuse to have a nap on their beloved crashpads ;-)