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Adam Ondra Story by Stevie Haston


The article was first published in GRIPPED Magazine last year, the Canadian climbing magazine.


Stevie and Adam chatting away...
THE PRINCE WHO WOULD BE KING Story by Stevie Haston
Climbing has a long history, some would argue a noble one, but who are its rulers? Who are the kings? Despite what you think, it’s not the great...SEE MORE...

Tommy Godwin Cycling super Man, by Stevie flat tire Haston.

I did 3001 pull-ups today, and some people might say wow, or Wow. But, and this ‘But’, is a Gargantuan one, you have to understand perspective, and real standards. Real standards of hard athletes, and true pros relocate my performance to just what it was: a good, or very good session. Tommy Godwin born 1912 probably did the most any athlete can ever do in a year. Despite so called improvements in modern sports science it may never be equalled..
Tommy Godwin transcends what even great sportsmen think of as true work, and worth and it is probably time that the whole of British sport realized this and paid him homage.. You don’t know who Tommy was, and after reading this you will think his record is crazy, but we should all know by now things are never right and its only the magically inspired who become great. Tommy Godwin is certainly the greatest Ultra athlete Britain has had, and lets....see more....












Walter Grivel, my buddy, Stevie’s Haston.


Walter is the last Grivel to work with Iron, actually he is iron, and always has been made of iron.

So I have known him for a long time but Walter goes back a few years before me and used to work with the forge and the hammer. We were talking the other day about my first pair of crampons, that I had in 1973 and the chances are that he made them. It was he or his mate, working side by side sometimes. Anyway when I said they were a very good pair very stiff, he claimed responsibility, Walter is like me in that respect, he knows the value of his work. So I spent 14 months in Courmayeur and changed flat four times and Walter and his family finally put me up just before the Tor de Geants, and Walter and...see more...




Marco Olmo, a lovely mutant. By Stevie Haston

Marco Olmo is a very down to earth Italian man who has worked all his life, he has also won a great many trail races. The most interesting thing about him for most will be that he won the Trail de MontBlanc when he was 59 years old. I had heard about Marco years ago but like most was shocked and stunned when this old geezer won the Big Trail. He rather confirmed...see more....






In the chair, Al Evans, by Stevie Haston

Who’s in the chair?
Al Evans is in the chair. In this case the chair he designed. Who is Al Evans, well he’s not just a frou frou chair designer, he’s a great sportsman; a runner, cycle cross loon, a climber, a friend, and most of all an inspiration to me and a thousand others.....see more.....








Stephan Mifsud, a true mutant by Stevie Haston

Tools of the trade
There are some people who I simply wish to meet shake their hand, pay them a compliment, say thank you for inspiration and leave them to it. Climbers are sometimes on the list but they are eclipsed by some one of the athletic stature of Stephan Mifsud. Stephan lives...see more...





Yiannis Kouros a true mutant by stevie haston.




Tools of the trade
Perhaps the greatest runner this planet has ever seen who is human, but more likely, he is superhuman; his name is Yiannis Kuros. He holds nearly every running record between 100 to a 1000 miles. When he first won the famous race the Spartathlon, the Yanks...SEE MORE....





Patrick Edlinger Adieu, by Stevie Haston.

Spotting the King before matts, in Heuco Tanks 1993
Patrick Edlinger died Friday. He was known as Le Blond, and was a very big deal in rock climbing, as a rock climber he had the full palate of skills and strengths, power and grace, when...SEE MORE....





Mike Westmacott is dead , by Stevie Haston

Mike died at age 87 after a productive and interesting life. He will be missed by much of the old guard of British climbing which is naturally being winnowed by age. Mike was on the successful first ascent of Everest which was done by a huge nationalistic team with the help of additional oxygen. Some of the most dangerous climbing...SEE MORE....



Adieu Patrick Edlinger, by Laurence Gouault.Haston

Triste nouvelle de la disparition de Patrick Edlinger. Le "Blond" comme il était surnommé, était la plus grande figure dans le milieu de l'escalade, Paris Match l'avait reconnu comme la personnalité préférée du  public tout sport  dans les années 80. Sa présence dans les médias était indescriptible, de nombreux films, vidéos, livres, articles....  L'escalade française....SEE MORE..









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Jean Pierre Bouvier Aka the fly,by Stevie Bumble bee Haston

Well known as La Mouche in France, Jean –Pierre is one of the legends of bouldering and small rocks. He has been climbing for 40 years and is well admired for his sick strong fingers. Over the years he has put up 8c’s and 8c+’s ....SEE MORE...





Stephan Brosse, is dead by Stevie Haston.




Stephan fell off the Argentiere when a bit of the cornice snapped off, he fell to his death. Killian his companion was unharmed, they...SEE MORE....






Jack LaLanne the Pull up Man. By Stevie Haston

Tools of the trade


Jack LaLanne is dead, he died on 23rd of January of pneumonia brought on through heart disease. Jack was born on September 6th 1914 of French parents who came from Oloron. He was the first Television fitness guru and had earlier opened up the first Health Gym in Oakland California in 1936. He promoted healthy living by eating well, and thinking about the bodies general well  being  This  now seems seems  prophetic and very modern. One of the early...SEE MORE...