I sat down with Simon Carter at his place in the Blue Mountains about a month ago, to record episode 3 of the Lay Back Podcast.

Since the early 90s Simon has been producing climbing photography and is described by the editor of Rock and Ice Magazine as “arguably the greatest climbing photographer of all time”. Simon took a chance on the climbing photography career path, not knowing where it would lead, and he’s worked immensely hard in pursuing that dream.

Many Australian climbers would be familiar with Simon’s Onsight Photography, which has published guidebooks for a range of Australian climbing destinations.

You can check out the Sloper App, talked about in the podcast, which Simon’s guidebooks will be available on. Simon also mentions Climbing Australia, and you can find his Onsight Photography site here.

Some shots of Simon over the years, including his camp setup in Arapiles and climbing on buildings in Canberra.

A selection of Simon Carter’s favorite shots.

All shots are copyright, and used with permission of Simon Carter. Thanks Simon!


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