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"I'm always looking for the next climb, the next jump, the next challenge"
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Life Achievements in climbing are:

  • 1st Ascent of Interstellar Spice at Helmcken Falls, Canada, the first Ice Climb graded WI 12 in the World.

  • Nomination for Piolet D'or for climbing Kedar Dome in Pakistan with Ian Parnell 2006.

  • Red Bull White Cliffs Champion in 2015.

  • 3 times Ice Climbing World Cup Speed Climbing podium.

  • Climbing "Superman" F8c+



Adventure Sports Athlete

Tim is a professional athlete who started climbing on a school trip at the age of 15, to a local British crag called Chudleigh. He went on to study Marine Zoology at Bangor University, North Wales in 1993 and featured on the magazine cover - "On The Edge" at 20. In October 2015 he won the Redbull Whitecliffs climbing competition on the Isle of White, and in February 2016 he climbed Interstellar Spice, the first Ice Climb in the world graded WI 12 at Helmcken Falls, Canada. In August 2016 he climbed the scary and runout traditionally protected climb  The Path 5.14R (8b+), in Lake Louise, Canada. More recently in 2017 he repeated Superman 5.14c (8c+) in Squamish, BC, Canada. Tim's current projects include Era Vella 5.14d (9a) in Margalef, Spain and plans for Everest in September '19.

He has established some of the hardest rock climbs in Cuba, Mongolia and Wales.

On his first Himalayan trip in 2006 with Ian Parnell, Tim climbed a new route on the East Face on Kedar Dome (6840M) free, in Super Alpine style, and nominated for the Piolet D’Or (climbing’s equivalent to the Oscars). Tim achieved podium position 4 times at the World Ice Climbing Championships. In 2010 Tim made the first ascent of Muy Caliente the first E10 in Wales.

A pioneer of Deep-water soloing, climbing without ropes or gear, using the ocean as the safety net. In 2003, a short film 'Psicobloc' by American brothers Josh and Brett Lowell on the sport went on to win awards globally.

With para-alpinism, he merged two high adventure sports together—BASE jumping and big wall climbing. After ascending a large wall on vertical rock, he put a parachute on to descend down. Only a handful of people do this type of climbing, and he himself retired from it at the age of 40 due to its high risk.

Emmett has made frequent appearances on the BBC both as a presenter and guest. Appearances include: "Ultimate Rock Climb" with Julia Bradbury, "The Great Climb" with fellow British climber Dave MacLeod and "Top Gear" with Jeremy Clarkson racing up a mountain with Leo Houlding. Tim has also worked with Steve Backshall on his children's show and personally partnered with him on a trip to Baffin Island in 2012.

Emmett has appeared in more than 50 magazines that of which include Outside Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Gripped, Grip, Desnivel, GQ and others. He is a well-renowned inspirational speaker for students and fellow adventure sportsmen. He has presented the Duke Of Edinburgh Award three times at St. James's Palace.

An Author, Speaker and Wingsuit pilot, he works closely with Mountain Hardwear design team and continues to push the boundaries of physical and mental performance.Tim enjoys many other sports including Skiing, Snow Boarding, Free Diving, Skeleton, Bobsleigh, Kite Boarding, Mountain Biking and Heli Boarding.

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