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Niky Ceria

Since I’ve already written a lengthy article about Niky’s NZ sojourn for the Climber, here, I’m spared the need to do a second one, so let’s just get to the nitty gritty, shall we?             VITAL SIGNS     Date of birth October 8th, 1993 Years climbing 13 Favourite vice …

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DEREK THATCHER

Catch, Match, and Dispatch Thatcher. Not many of you people know this, but that’s actually what his parents wanted to name one of the strongest, most enigmatic climbers this country’s ever seen. Ever. Wisely, they went with Derek instead, and saved him a lot of trouble later in life. Can you imagine roll-call in year …

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JIMMY WEBB

  That Jimmy, he’s so hot right now. He does what a hot day does to ice-cream if you don’t eat it fast enough, or what too much chilli powder does to an otherwise perfectly acceptable meal. He’s like a great beardy hurricane of melty hotness, and he’s tearing a strip out of the credibility …

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ISAAC BUCKLEY

(Read the following in the voice of your favourite title-fight promoter) He’s Aotearoa’s very own Dave Graham, leaner than a Kenyan sprinter, taller than one of those tall milkshake cup things you get at dairies, and longer in the arm than a wacky-flailing-arm-inflatable-tube-man at a greasy second rate car yard! He’s The Buckler, he’s Isaaaaaac …

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James Field-Mitchell

Here is a man who needs no introduction, mainly because if you are not deaf, and are a climber in NZ, you will have heard him introduce himself on numerous occasions, but I’ll endeavour to provide one anyway! He’s the human boom box with the hard climbing pipes to back it up, he graduated from …