Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker—known collectively as The Wide Boyz—are no strangers to hard climbing. Between them, the pair have climbed some of the hardest crack climbs in the world and set impressive records for speed ascents and endurance challenges everywhere from the Peak District in the U.K. to Yosemite National Park in the U.S. But one area where they hold no records and have absolutely no experience is the realm of winter climbing.
In 2018, the pair set out to put that straight and to finally learn the ropes of this dark axe-wielding art. Guided by the Scottish winter climbing legend Kev Shields, the Wide Boyz set out on their first winter climb… after a couple of false starts, of course.