You may remember the recent news report describing how Australian Ben Cossey climbed Parthion Shot by head torch? Yesterday he managed another impressive tick in the Peak by making a ground up ascent of Masters Edge at Millstone. The iconic E7 6c arête has seen a large number of the UK´s best climbers, with a smattering of international superstars thrown in for good measure, making on-sight attempts at its alluring line. Ben may well have come closest, jumping off from 10 feet because of a muddled foot sequence before then climbing it to the top. Most if not all previous ground up ascents resulted in falls from above the crucial mid-height shot holes before success. The legendary Wolfgang Gullich broke his back in a fall whilst ´testing´ the gear in the shot holes, whilst Nick Sellars came very close to a pure onsight with a fall from the last moves. According to John Winter who watched Ben climb the route „he looked a bit sketchy at the top – it was very exciting!“. The route was first climbed by Ron Fawcett in December 1983, the month and year in which Ben was born!