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robbiephillips_

Robbie Phillips 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scottish Climber 🎙 Public Speaker ✍🏻 Adventure Writer 🍩 Eats Too Much • "Pure, unadulterated Climbing... No Bullshit!" • https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brit-rock-film-tour-world-premiere-tickets-49981181058
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Robbie Phillips
Pro's and con's of going to the brit rock film tour world premiere 🌎
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pro's
- there's free stuff! 🎁
- 1 out of 6 movies contain robbie phillips 🎥🧗‍♂️
- you get to meet pro climbers! 🧗‍♂️🧗‍♀️
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con's
- there's unspecified free stuff! 🤔🎁
- 1 out of 6 movies contain robbie phillips 🎥🤡
- you get to meet me! 🐒
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frankly you'd have me at free stuff! that's as convincing an argument as any for going 😉
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stick the date in your diary and buy a ticket [link in bio]
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25th october at the pleasance theatre in edinburgh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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#britrockfilmtour2018 #climbing #climbers #climber #rockclimb #rockclimbing #bouldering #film #adventure #explore #adventuretime
2 164 7 hours ago

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I find it pretty amazing how climbing can encompass our lives in so many different ways. for some it is simply about the process of going climbing 🧗‍♂️ and they can be happy with that; whilst others like me look for ways in which they can enjoy climbing through many different mediums.
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one of those is through routesetting. i’ve been setting since i was 15 years old, basically since i started climbing 🧗‍♂️ i can remember the first problems i set and both the enjoyment of the process and pride in seeing climbers unlock the sequences 😌
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over the years it is through competition setting where i have found the most gratification in the setting process. spending a week setting quality climbing with a group of other likeminded individuals. sure competition setting can be hard, stressful and tiring, but what makes it fun is sharing in the experience with a great team!
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i really couldn’t have asked for a better team this last week in copenhagen! myself, elias, ulrik and our chief ohrsten (@randomplay.climbing ) • super easy to work with, professional to the very end, and all of you true artists of the indoor climbing world 🌎 👨🏼‍🎨
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i hope that all the competitors enjoyed the climbing as much as i enjoyed watching and setting, and hopefully i can return soon for some more great times with the legendary danish! 🇩🇰 🎉 🧗‍♂️
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3 256 2 days ago

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The good news is, even if you absolutely can’t stand me (which is understandable), you’ve still got about 5 other films at the brit rock film tour which don’t include me 🙂 and they’ve got protagonists who are much better looking, more ripped and probably much better at climbing too...
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but my film has wicked drone footage included! booooom!!!
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the premiere for brit rock takes place in my hometown, edinburgh 🏰 on the 25th october! ⠀
it would be awesome if any or all of you could make it 🙂
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#britrockfilmtour #bloodmoon ⠀
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9 486 2 weeks ago

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I’m a size 41.5 👠 i’ll pop by later to pick up my new shoes 😘 #scarpavolumechallenge @edenrockedinburgh
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if you haven’t been along to try the @scarpa_uk volume challenge at @edenrockedinburgh then you should 😜 it’s not that hard, just techy, and there’s a few vids out there with different beta to help 😉 just look for #scarpavolumechallenge
11 223 2 weeks ago

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Blessed art thou @alastair__lee 🙌 for he brought forth this trailer of worldly wonder and summoned unto us... ⠀
brit rock!!! 🇬🇧 ⛰
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the fact that i'm this psyched about the bloody trailer means that the brit rock film tour this year is going to send us all to the moon!!!
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the "blood moon" 🌑
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boom boom!!! 💥
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13 219 2 weeks ago

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And i’m back! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 feels good to be home... but also kinda strange o.o 3 months of being away with the same people in the warm dry climate, in a different culture and focussed solely on climbing... been in the house 🏠 about 2 hours now and i have this weird sensation inside me... like a little empty, perhaps displaced? i don’t know? 🤷‍♂️ perhaps the sudden shock of everything back to normal after such an extreme change? i’m sure it won’t take long to slip back into my usual routine 😉
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but it’s going to be amazing to see all my family and friends in edinburgh 🏰 and at @eicaratho ☺️ i simply can’t wait to tell everyone about the crazy adventures in south africa 🇿🇦 and madagascar 🇲🇬 two wild countries that i won’t be forgetting anytime soon!
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18 651 2 weeks ago

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It’s been a hectic time on the journey home from madagascar 🇲🇬 but thankfully i caught some “hang time” with an amazing crew from pretoria 🇿🇦 who took me to one of their top local sport crags, fernkloof.
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picture 1 is me onsighting the classic “farbriege” (7c/28) and picture 2 is me making an ascent of “stormwatch” south africa’s first 8a+ (31)
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i’ve always loved the history of climbing and in my travels i always try to learn what i can of the history of the climbing in the area. in the small guidebook for the area, there is a short story of the first ascent of “stormwatch”. roger nattras who made the fa spent countless time and dosh 💰 driving to and fro from joburg to try the project, a process that took him to the very edge of what he thought was physically possible for him 😫 his time and dedication paid in the end when he finally succeeded! i was so inspired by the story that i knew i had to give “stormwatch” a good go!
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i’m super unfit right now and really really weak for steep sport climbing so the climb certainly felt a lot harder than it should, but it felt like a tough 8a+ for me - crazy considering it came even before the first 8a in south africa 😂 anyway, an amazing climb, ascent and experience and one that i can say i am proud to share as a repeater 😌
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thanks to @bernie_theron and the rest of the team nikki and sorel for showing me a great time, and also to hector pringle for sorting it all out 😄 can’t wait for a return to sa!!!
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11 570 2 weeks ago

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Success!!!! last week @calumcunningham3 and i successfully free climbed a new line on the 700m face of tsaranoro atsimo! ⛰ for those that don't know, we attempted a line earlier in the trip only to be rebutted by the wall with sheer blankness. we took it back to the drawing board and with the assistance of gilles gautier's lovely set of binoculars, i spied out a line that i was certain we could figure something out on.
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calum, alan carne and i climbed boldly upwards in true ground up style, battling it out through some dodgy flakey rock and keeping true to our personal ethics. after 6 days of hard work and some outstanding performances from all the team, we had ourselves a wonderful new line, completely bolted and ready to go! at that point, @alastair__lee had come out to capture on film 🎥 some of the magic of the free climbing attempt... and that was when disaster struck with alan's accident! (you can read all about this on the last post)
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when we returned 4 or 5 days later to the wall, our minds were in a slightly different place as you can imagine... it became a challenge to keep a level head and i was (i'll admit), slightly worried that the horrendous experience that we had all endured at alan's expense would, like a rot, eat away insidiously at our positive thoughts, leaving us only with the memory of our fallen comrade, and fear where courage and ambition once resided.
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it became apparent however that we were stronger than that 🙂 alan had given me some positive words of encouragement before i left him; he said he wished that we'd go for it, not to hold back, but just to be careful and that he'd be with us in spirit! and with that we climbed long and hard for days, and it was on day 3 of our free attempt, that we summited tsaranoro atsimo giving to the wall it's latest addition:
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"blood moon" 🌑 - 8a+ or 5.13c
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we did it guys!!! we bloody did it!!!
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there are too many people to thank that instagram won’t allow me the caption length to do so 😂 so i’ll do that in the comments! 😜 #climbing #bigwall #adventure #madagascar #mad4mada
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[part 2] the tiny rural hospital unit was everything you'd expect from one of the poorest countries in the world; it wouldn't look out of place in a horror movie, and frankly that was pretty much how the next 24hours played out in turn. i witnessed alan's wound being scrubbed and doused in iodine, without any local anaesthetic and pretty much held down by 4 doctors and me at his shoulder (kate had luckily popped out at that point to get medicine from the pharmacy). alan screamed at the top of his lungs, begging for it to stop and all i could say was:
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"it's almost done! it's almost done!"
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this lie i repeated in the hope that it would ease his apparently endless suffering and make him see that it was necessary to clean the wound. after what seemed like forever the doctors stopped, finally saying "finished", and all that could be heard in the room was the heavy breaving and sighs of alan, and the shocked whispers of a dozen malagasy onlookers...
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at 1am we are still waiting to get an x-ray that was promised, but nothing seems to be happening.
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at 7am alan is lying in an ambulance, completely grey, all the blood in his face gone. the plan is to drive him directly to the capital city of antananarivo (10 hours away), he looks at kate and says "no way... i can't do it... it's too much!"
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finally the head doctor arrives administering morphine and i watch as alan drifts finally into a more relaxed state, at this point probably around 24hours since the accident!
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the decision is finally made to evacuate alan from madagascar - a flight to the capital and then another to la reunion where he can be seen by the best medical professionals.
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i returned to tsaranoro, my head fried from the last 36 hours and far more aware than ever before of the fragility of the human body...
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#ilovethenhs #climbinginjury #climbing #bigwall #accident #injury #madagascar
19 417 3 weeks ago

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[part 1] a lot of things happened in madagascar 🇲🇬 and all will be told in time, but dealing with the rescue and safety of my friend alan carne was probably the most intense experience of my life!
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he fell with his feet just above the bolt, but landed awkwardly on a slab, his leg breaking badly in 3 places. i've never heard such a blood curdling scream and on my part such a sudden rush of adrenaline as i tried to compute quickly what the hell to do next.
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i managed to pull him up towards the belay quite easily, thankfully alan weighs about as much as one of my legs, and their amidst the chaos and frantic yells i got him securely loaded into a rescue abseil system i had learned years ago and began the descent. calum who was a pitch above us already abseiled down, passing us and getting to the base of the wall rapidly where he made the 1hr 10min approach in 15minutes, nearly breaking his ankle in the process. there he alerted the locals of what had happened and a team of 10 marched up the hill with an old-school stretcher.
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at the base of the wall, alastair lee had thrown his camera aside and utilising his surroundings like a badass burnley version of macgyver, constructed a hanging splint using rope protectors, sticks, slings and some tiny carabiners. when i finally got alan down, i'd been so preoccupied by trying not to let his body touch the rock that i had allowed my a*s to scrape down the granite wall for most of a 100m abseil... not much was left of the back of my pants which has left me with a very nice pair of assless chaps (i'll stick a picture of these up soon - without me in them of course). there we waited until the stretcher arrived, and with everyone chipping in we carried poor alan down the approach for what took probably 3 or so hours. ⠀⠀
next up was getting alan to a hospital, the nearest of which is fianarantsoa, 4+ hours away and on some pretty bad roads! i was there with him, kate and faly (local) and driven by local frenchman jean-marc.
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[continued next post]
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#ilovethenhs #climbinginjury #climbing #bigwall #accident #injury #madagascar
32 658 3 weeks ago

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What do they say about it not happening if it hasn’t been filmed? well that’s why we’ve got this guy, alastair lee, out here in madagascar 🇲🇬 filming us as part of an upcoming film to be featured in the brit rock film tour 🎥 🍿
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i’m sure there’s also a thing somewhere saying that it aint happened unless you’ve instagrammed it... so just so that everyone believes me, here’s a picture of me, calum and alastair together on the wall 😂
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the film will follow me, calum and alan as we attempt to open a new climb ground up on a 700m big wall called tsaranoro atsimo in madagascar 🇲🇬 the walls of tsaranoro are as wild and bold as the country, the rock beautifully carved as if by providential hand, and our story... that of a real adventure of friends taking the risks that come hand in hand with pushing boundaries, exploring new ground in search of a king line and learning what it takes to open a big wall on one of the sheerest vertical faces in africa!!!
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i don’t want to give too much away, but i know this film will be amazing having already seen what alastair has been getting on camera 🎥
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look out for the #britrockfilmtour for more updates and give @alastair_lee a follow on instagram and @posingproductions on facebook
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1 369 4 weeks ago

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It’s funny how when your on the wall, sometimes the only thing you think about is being on the ground... and when you’re on the ground, the only thing you think about is being on the wall ⛰
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we’re finally down from a short stint on the wall to finish the ground up bolting of our new route on tsaranoro atsimo 🏞 the line is beautiful, soaring up into the clouds ☁ between two enormous black streaks 20m apart from each other. the climbing is varied, with some easier pitches low down into mid grade (low f7’s) and then a bit of spice nearer the top (low f8’s?)
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we haven’t really freed anything properly yet as it’s only been a mission to establish the line 🧗‍♂ but now we’ve got it sussed, the next objective is to go for a ground up push to free the whole thing 😜 #amuerte 🔥 🔥 🔥
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