Ian Parnell and Chris Cubitt climb Great White Fright, the legendary three-pitch route on the white cliffs of Dover, England, first led by Mick Fowler. In Dover, climbers use ice tools and crampons to climb crumbling white chalk, driving Warthog ice pitons for protection. Slackjaw Film caught the action.


Previous Comments

something tells me this is not a sustainable recreational use of the resource

S+ - 01/21/2014 4:25:00

a new frontier on climbing was opened by those guys....

Adlix - 01/21/2014 3:57:32

Wow what a really horrible idea, bashing your way up a beautiful, fragile chalk wall. Isn't this the antithesis of the "leave no trace" esthetic of British climbing. What a couple of dolts.

grump - 01/16/2014 9:42:48

I'm sorry, but why are these guys hacking away at these beautiful chalk cliffs? Isn't this the antithesis of the "leave no trace" British climbing ethic. This has to be one of the dumbest things I have seen in a while.

Grump - 01/16/2014 10:55:27