Ed has been climbing for more than 30 years. Within this time he has made major contributions to South African rock climbing having being on the opening ascent of more than 200 routes. The most recent of these being a 10-pitch aid route ‘Mediocrity’ on Milner Peak (24, A3) with Andy de Klerk opened in January 2001 and several sport routes graded between 14 and 23 on a new crag in Montagu in 2011.
Ed enjoys all aspects of mountaineering from Alpine (Mount Kenya, Chamonix) through to big walls (Yosemite, Zion) and sport (Thailand, Verdon). He has appeared in or been mentioned in a number of National and International magazines and TV programmes and he has climbed extensively around the World.
Ed is a lecturer in UCT’s Botany Department where his research focus is on providing a better understanding of climate change in the summer-rainfall region of South Africa.