“A good climber possesses the courage to turn back - even when the summit is in reach. He never forgets that the ascent, climbing up, is only half the trip. You have to get down, too, and most casualties in the mountains happen during the descent. The greatness of a climber is not measured by his or her ability to reach the summit on the first attempt. What matters most is your attitude, your will not to give up, to try again.”
My name is Grant Rawlinson (most people call me ‘Axe’). I am a kiwi mountaineer, adventurer and keynote speaker who lives and works in Singapore. Climbing has taken me on an incredible journey over the years. To remote mountain ranges, experiencing cultures and countries that I otherwise would never have visited. From Russia to Argentina, from USA to Africa, from Pakistan to Kazakhstan, from Africa to Iran, from New Zealand to Indonesia, from Kyrgyzstan to Tibet.
My preferred climbing style is 2-person, lightweight, non-guided expeditions. I am often not successful on my first attempt on a particular route. But because I love climbing and the process of preparing for climb’s, I take what lessons I learn and return stronger and better prepared. I find I learn much more from the failures than I do from the successes. And lets face it, the things in life we work the hardest for give the most rewarding journeys. Please enjoy browsing my site!