In Pictures

Winter climbing and the art of suffering

An extraordinary new talent has emerged in the world of Scottish winter climbing.

Greg Boswell, from Fife, burst onto the scene last year, climbing dozens of the hardest winter routes in Scotland and repeating several test-pieces that had taken more experienced climbers years to work up the strength and courage to complete.

The steep, overhanging routes the 21-year-old prefers are a mixture of snow, ice frozen turf and rock - and are often climbed in the worst of weather.

Photographs by James Dunn Visuals and Christopher Sleight. Audio production by Christopher Sleight. Music: Children, by Robert Miles