Offbeat

By Mikey Jones


 These hilarious photos show a pair of climber’s scaling a peak completely naked.

 The funny snaps were taken by adventure photographer Mike Hutton, 48, showing two intrepid climbers as they scale a treacherous peak completely naked.

PIC BY Mike Hutton / CATERS NEWS

 Taken at Millstone Edge in the Peak District, the snaps show Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker as they climbed the rocky outcrop earlier this month.  

 The pair climb the rock face each year for their birthday and usually wear fancy dress – but this year had run out of ideas.

 Mike said: “The idea each year was to choose a fancy dress outfit that made the climb more difficult than the previous year.

PIC BY Mike Hutton / CATERS NEWS

 “Most elite rock climbers would be happy to climb this with normal clothes on.

 “This year was a special 10 year celebration and they had run out of fancy dress options so decided to go naked.

 “It was absolutely baltic on the day – it was three degrees Celsius with a brisk North Westerly wind – so they had to climb it very quickly indeed to avoid getting a chill.”

 Mike said despite the cold, the climb was actually easier naked.

PIC BY Mike Hutton / CATERS NEWS

 He said: “It’s definitely more difficult without clothes according to Tom and Pete as you feel more exposed

 “The biggest danger would have been pulling a back muscle or falling off the route and rubbing some flesh on the rock.”