climbing:09 has been shipping out for nearly two weeks now and feedback has been coming back in…



Firstly this means that climbing: 09 should now be available somewhere near you. As usual, stockists include climbing walls, specialist climbing shops, selected bookshops and a variety of internet shops. However, in case you can’t wait, haven’t got a shop within driving distance or live overseas or just want to buy direct, you can order your copy direct from KeithSharplesPhotography in an inclusive P&P deal


A few folks have been throwing comments back which is great...


Ako Shillitoe, the front cover girl was a “bit shy about being on the front cover…” but quickly added “it was worth the fight with the midges though to get a cool shot”. Ako was captured topping out on Fagin’s Ridge, a highball Font 4, at her local crag, Widdop.


Ian Dunn, MD of Ako’s local climbing wall and a man never short of an opinion or three, emailed to say it was “great to see an ace photo of Ako on the cover of the calendar. She’s a regular at Climb Rochdale and I bet she gets asked to sign lots of copies.”


Top rock-jock and former cover-star, Steve McClure, deposed for climbing:09 by Ako, didn’t argue either “great shot on the cover” was his comment.


climbing:09 comes with the 2009 Year Planner/Poster. However, if you want a copy of the year planner/poster on its own, or indeed want two copies, then the 2009 Year Planner/Poster is available direct from KeithSharplesPhotography in an inclusive P&P deal