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INTERNATIONAL

Simpson solos new route on Mera

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19/12/2009

You may have thought that Joe Simpson had bowed out of high standard mountaineering. But you'd be wrong. The well-known Sheffield-based author and climber has recently put up a new route, solo, on the South Face of Nepal's popular Mera Peak.
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INTERNATIONAL

A Muerte repeated

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01/12/2006

Rich Simpson's fingery 9a route at Siurana, Spain has been repeated by Edu Marin.
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GENERAL

Action man

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30/11/2005

In October Rich Simpson became the first Briton to climb a 9a on foreign soil with his repeat of Action Directe. But he isn’t satisfied yet. In his first full-length interview, he tells Alex Messenger about his brutal training regime, why British climbing is too complacent, how the climbing press is too narrow-minded — and what it takes to be Britain’s best sport climber.
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GENERAL

Yo! - The Simon Woodruffe interview

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02/04/2005

He started climbing in the 60's. He designed the sets for Live Aid, then hung out in Chamonix before starting the Yo! Sushi chain. Tipped as the new Richard Branson, he thinks on a 1000-year lifespan and wants to see the Yo! flag on expeditions around the world. Welcome to the world of Simon Woodruffe.
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