Friday, 24 August 2012

Neil Gresham Deep Water Soloing BBC Interview - Olympiad (8b) - By Emma Harrington

Neil Gresham talks about his first ascent of Olympiad (8b), appropriately named due to the Olympics being held on the same day. Neil soloed the 60 foot overhanging cliff in Pembroke UK on July 27th 2012.
Neil explains how he abseiled from the top into a small dingy, paddled to the base of the climb and started his ascent.
He described the route as strenuous and tiring but also enjoyable and challenging, and the rock was fantastic to climb on. He talks about how it is such a satisfying feeling to know he was the first to climb such a difficult and challenging route.

Neil's Interview:

Neil's ascent: