Tim Emmett OA, Tuckwell 1991
1 March 2019 - 2.00pm
Tim Emmett OA, Tuckwell 1991 is a professional athlete and TV presenter who has appeared on numerous BBC programs. 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.
He has also established some of the hardest rock climbs in Cuba, Mongolia and Wales. 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.
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 four times at the World Ice Climbing Championships. In 2010 Tim made the first ascent of Muy Caliente the first E10 in Wales.
Tim enjoys many other sports including skiing, snow boarding, free diving, skeleton, bobsleigh, kite boarding, mountain biking and heli boarding. Tim is the Patron of the Charity “Breathtakers”. He graduated in marine zoology and recently launched his brand Team Elevate to help people maximise their performance, and speed up recovery by upgrading their diet.