TALK about the Peek District! Two daring climbers scale a rock face naked.
Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have tackled Millstone Edge, Derbys, annually in fancy dress but decided to go nude to mark the tenth anniversary.
Snapper Mike Hutton, 48, said: “It was absolutely baltic on the day so they had to climb quickly to avoid getting a chill.”
The adventure photographer snapped the pair in the Peak District earlier this month.
Mike said: “The idea each year was to choose a fancy dress outfit that made the climb more difficult than the previous year.
“Most elite rock climbers would be happy to climb this with normal clothes on.
“This year was a special ten-year celebration and they had run out of fancy dress options so decided to go naked.
“It was absolutely baltic on the day – it was three degrees Celsius with a brisk North Westerly wind – so they had to climb it very quickly indeed to avoid getting a chill.”
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Mike said despite the cold, the climb was actually easier for the adrenaline junkies naked.
He said: “It’s definitely more difficult without clothes according to Tom and Pete as you feel more exposed.
“The biggest danger would have been pulling a back muscle or falling off the route and rubbing some flesh on the rock.”
Tom Randall scaled the rock face completely naked[/caption]
‘It was absolutely Baltic on the day’ of the daring feat[/caption]
Tom has been climbing with pal Pete in fancy dress[/caption]
The naked ascent marked the pals’ ten-year anniversary[/caption]
The elite rock climbers risked ‘rubbing some flesh on the rock’[/caption]
Another danger would have been to ‘pull a back muscle’[/caption]
It was ‘definitely more difficult without clothes’ said Tom and Pete[/caption]
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