Wild Country climber and omni present Italian grit afficionado Michele Caminati gets the 7th (??) ascent of John Dunne's classic frightener The New Statesman, E8 7a, at Ilkley.
Michele's smooth ascent is all the more remarkable coming only a week or so after he nearly totalled himself falling from high on the route, ripping gear and luckily land on a handily placed pad.
However, Michele is proving himself a pretty tough cookie and his slew of hard grit ascents is a testament to his fortitiude and climbing ability.
Read more about Michele here: http://bit.ly/HgPUmQ
See Michele on Screaming Dream here: http://bit.ly/IkGXG5
Video many, many thanks to Paul Bennett...