Achievements to date:

Outdoor Climbing

The first blind man to climb first ascent of a mountain trad route, established in the Moroccan Anti Atlas mountains 2023.

  • First Ascent Eye Disappear (100m, VS 4b, 4b, 4b) on Heavy Rock with Molly Dufton and Paul Donnithorne

The first blind man to climb first ascents in Greenland!

  • First Ascent Katalice (1,100m, AD) on Boughfell, Stauning Alps, Greenland
  • First Ascent Sequoia Spire Route (800m, PD) on Sue’s Spire, Stauning Alps, Greenland
A picture of Molly and Jesse ascending a steep snowy mountain in Greenland. Molly is in the foreground using axes and crampons, Jesse is following close behind. The background shows stunning scenery, endless snowy peaks and a large glacier at the bottom of the valley.
Jesse appearing around the Arete on Boughfell

Notable trad on-sight leads:

  • International E3 5c, Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, Scotland (Lead, on-sight)
  • Illusion Dweller 5.10b, Hidden Valley, Joshua Tree (Lead, on-sight)
  • Forked Lightning Crack E2 5c, Heptonstall, Yorkshire (Lead, on-sight)
  • Auricle E2 5c, Bamford, Peak District (Lead, on-sight)
  • Elder Crack E2 5b, Curbar, Peak District (Lead, on-sight)
  • The Old Man of Hoy E1 5b (6 pitches), Orkney Islands, Scotland (Lead, on-sight)
  • Left Unconquerable E1 5b, Stanage, Peak District (Lead, on-sight)
  • Flying Buttress Direct E1 5b, Stanage, Peak District (Lead, on-sight)
  • Sloth HVS 5a, The Roaches, Peak District (Lead, on-sight)
A picture of Jesse climbing in a peapod shaped rock feature. He has his back against one side wall and is pressing away with his foot against the opposing wall.
Jesse leading Peapod HVS 5b at Curbar in the Peak District

Other disciplines:

  • Alpine climbing, leading up to AD+ on the Grand Fourche, Chamonix
  • Ice Climbing, leading up to WI5 (single pitch) Gol, Hemsedal, Norway
  • Sport Climbing, redpointing 7a outside

Indoor Competition Climbing

  • Oct 2021 Los Angeles (USA) World Cup – BRONZE 🥉 (B1)
  • Sept 2021 Moscow (RUS) World Championships – BRONZE 🥉 (B1)
  • Feb 2020 GB Nationals (Sheffield) – GOLD 🥇 (VI Category)
  • Nov 2019 Dutch National Championships – GOLD 🥇 (B1+B2)
  • Oct 2019 GB Nationals (Sheffield) – BRONZE 🥉 (VI category)
  • Jul 2019 Briancon (FRA) World Championships – 4th place (B1)
  • Jun 2019 Imst (AUS) Paraclimbing World Masters – SILVER 🥈(B1)
  • Jun 2019 Blokfest – GOLD🥇(B1)
  • Dec 2018 Nationals Round 4 (Manchester) – GOLD 🥇 (B1)
  • Nov 2018 Nationals Round 3 (Newcastle) – GOLD 🥇 (B1)
  • Oct 2018 Nationals Round 2 (Wales) – GOLD 🥇 (B1)
  • Sept 2018 Innsbruck (AUT) World Championships – 7th place (B1)
  • Jul 2018 Briançon (FRA) World Cup – 4th place (B1)
  • Feb 2018 GB Selection Event (Sheffield) – selected for Team GB
  • Oct 2017 Nationals Round 2 (London) – BRONZE (VI category) 🥉
  • Sept 2017 Scottish Nationals (Edinburgh) – BRONZE (VI category) 🥉
A picture of Jesse climbing through a very steep section on an artificial climbing wall outside. He is climbing over large blue volumes with small orange holds.
Battling on my 2nd qualification route at the 2019 World Championships, Briancon, FRA

Thanks to everyone who has supported me in achieving all the above!

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