Tim is a professional athlete who has also appeared on numerous BBC programs, including Top Gear. In October 2015 he won the Redbull Whitecliffs climbing competition on the Isle of White, and in February 2016 he climbed Interstellar Spice, the first Ice Climb in the world graded WI 12 at Helmcken Falls, Canada. In August 2016 he climbed the scary and runout traditionally protected climb The Path 5.14R (8b+), in Lake Louise, Canada. More recently in 2017 he repeated Superman 5.14c (8c+) in Squamish, BC, Canada.
He has established some of the hardest rock climbs in Cuba, Mongolia and Wales. An Author, Speaker and wingsuit pilot, he works closely with Mountain Hardwear design team and continues to push the boundaries of physical and mental performance.
On his first Himalayan trip in 2006 with Ian Parnell, Tim climbed a new route on the East Face on Kedar Dome (6840M) free, in Alpine style, and was nominated for the Piolet D’Or. Tim achieved podium position four times at the World Ice Climbing Championships. In 2010 Tim made the first ascent of Muy Caliente the first E10 in Wales.
Tim enjoys many other sports including Skiing, Snow Boarding, Free Diving, Skeleton, Bobsleigh, Kite Boarding, Mountain Biking and Heli Boarding. Tim graduated with Marine Zoology is the Patron of the Charity Breathtakers.
Tim’s talk is a collection of stories from his quest to search out what is possible. Whether its pioneering Deep water soloing, winning an international competition, establishing the hardest ice climb in the world, flying his body, or pushing to breaking point as a 45 year old dad on the most popular 9a in Spain. Tim explores the mindset, training and dedication to truly find out - where is the limit?
This is the Ginette Harrison Memorial Lecture 2019.
On the door: £12