Steve started his lecturing career in February 2004 with a ten city - twelve day tour of the UK. He delivered an extremely professional, yet laid back multimedia show which drew high praise indeed: Superb. The best yet. Steve is naturally a very funny presenter. A very inspiring mix of shots and footage
He's since gone on to lecture in Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, and regularly lectures in most cities across the UK
The Very Big and The Very Small.
Famous for pushing grades into new realms of difficulty Steve gives an insight into what it takes to succeed at the 9a grade and why the hell anyone would want to go to such extremes. First inspired by the Dawes slate masterpiece The Very Big and The Very Small, Steve's focus shifted from trad to the hardest rock routes possible. Having recently packed in his job, Steve discusses how his motivation has moved on from the very small, super hard redpoints in Britain to long onsights in Europe, and more recently to the very big trad walls of Greenland. Steve uses a combination of video, photographs, music, and his own mega-modest commentary to show how he's got to where he is. His video includes stunning footage from his trip to Greenland and one of the world's only films of the first ascent of a F9a (Rainshadow at Malham).
His latest lecture discusses the motivation necessary to climb the hardest sport route in Britain (with footage of the first ascent). Starting from humble beginnings climbing with parents at a very easy standard at weekends up to being a proffesional climber training hard and attempting the hardest climbs in the world. He's now a dad, a diy expert and route setter, yet still manages to keep up there with the best. How does he do it?