Lisa Rands Climbs Gaia

On Easter Sunday, after ten or so frustrating days of April Showers and  wildly fluctuating temperatures in the Peak District, American Lisa Rands added another significant route to her already impressive tick list with an ascent of Gaia at Black Rocks.Lisa generally makes at least one trip a year over to the Peak, and usually leaves having turned a few heads. October 2004 saw her become the first and only woman to climb E8 on Gritstone with an ascent of End Of The Affair, E8 6c, at Curbar. In May 2005 she climbed Shine On at Stanage, E7 6c. Lisa placing the crucial yellow Alien in the bottom of the groove. Photo courtesy of Josh Lowell of BigUp Productions (where you can read a fuller account of the ascent) This trip saw her visiting with fellow American, film-maker Josh Lowell. Lowell, responsible for the Dosage series was there on the days when things just weren´t right, and most importantly, on the day itself when Lisa topped out. Expect a dose of Gritstone in the next Dosage film… ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–