Finally got on a highline again! It's been a few months but have been doing a fair bit of slacklining to prep for this moment. Definitely paid off as I managed to somehow stand a few times and took some nice falls too! Can't wait to make this a habit over the winter.
Not only this but also got back into trad and crack climbing here at Frog Buttress! Pianful but fun as always. .
Because why not practice hand to hand on the rocks next to the water?? We somehow make sure we surround ourselves with amazing people who don't even think twice about this kind of adventurous move 😉
The last few months we’ve both focused much more on consolidating and perfecting skills such as being able to do the perfect handstand! It’s actually amazing how many things there are to think about at first when figuring out all the best techniques to achieve this aim. The cool thing is being able to learn from all the people we meet during our travels. Since being in Australia we’ve been hanging out with a lot of amazing acro yogis and it turns out they’re also a little bit handstand obsessed and addicted. Each person has given us a different piece of the puzzle, and with a little bit of training everyday, we’ve both come SO far! Thank you to everyone who’s helped along the way 😄
Also a great way to keep those climbing antagonist muscles super strong! .
It's always nice to go on a good Tassie walk. @camillahowephotography took this portrait of me (Chris) on our walk discovering Freycinet National Park. This was a special week as we got to spend some quality time with our father who came all the way from Europe to catch up! After a year and half away from home, the farthest away we could possibly be and missing family quite strongly, it definitely was nice to connect back with our roots again. So thank you Dad for making it all this way!
After doing a week of apple picking in the Huon Valley, everything somehow came together for us to go climbing & camping on the Tasman peninsula, as well as meet up with climbing friends we hadn't seen for months! One of my favourite things about the climbing community has to be the knowledge that we will usually always see our friends again, on some rock somewhere in the world, whether it's planned or not. Such a beautiful prospect and reality. .
After a day out climbing and skinny dipping on a picture perfect beach, we were also treated to an amazing post-climbing sauna at the campsite which was incredible. Not going to complain.
Here's @camillahowephotography crushing (or trying to crush) a 21 at Paradiso wall. Such a great place for us to first discover the local climbing scene.
Photographer: @lemonandhoney.living .
Was a great weekend to do some documentary filming too!
Farmwork farmwork farmwork....oh Australia you have pushed us hard! Finally on our last stint of work to get our 88 days under our belt and be able to apply for our second year visa! This is @camillahowephotography going through the paperwork and figuring out how many days we have left.
We just arrived on a small family owned walnut farm in Southern Tasmania, where we'll be spending the next month living on the farm, working a few hours every day, and using the rest of our time here getting lots of editing and project work done!
It's going to be really good for us to finally have a space where we can focus our intentions every day, have a routine, explore the local nature on our doorstep and get some long overdue documentary work done
So it turns out Festivals are the perfect playing ground for all our activities...! What an amazing time we had at Earth Frequency on the weekend. Definitely felt like we were at the right place at the right time, and most importantly with the right people. This is where the magic happens. Australia you still never cease to blow our minds 🇦🇺🌏
Has it already been a year?! .
After entering or first documentary [Climbing Up the Family Tree] to the Women in Adventure category of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2017,
we'd thought we'd give the competition another go this year with our short film Climb Like a Girl
If you haven't already seen it, it's only short and makes most people smile at least little ;) Here you get a good taster of the first half... .
Click on the link in our insta bio to watch the full film directly on the BMC TV channel! This will also help support us 😊😊
The last couple of months we've had to spend most of our energy doing farmwork for our Aussie visas, and unfortunately much less energy on climbing & documentary filmmaking. Which is why a session at KP every once in a while feels so good! Even if the rock might not be our favourite, it's pretty awesome to have this little crag in the centre of the city, right next to a park where we can slackline, do acro, have a music jam...all the activities!
Here's @camillahowephotography having a crack at Cucumber Column, 23
Meet Chris, the other half of the team. To balance out Camilla's artistic eye as a photographer, Chris' more anthropological mind is constantly trying to figure out what makes the climbing community tick. Are rock climbers different in any way? What makes the community so strong and special? These are just a couple of questions she's been asking during the interviews of climbers at crags around the world.
Meet Camilla, our professional photographer! What's great about working as a team is that we manage to balance out our skills nicely. As the main photographer, she has a well trained artistic eye, is quick with the camera and always captures the right shot.