Head to the gritstone edge at Stanage in the Peak District on a sunny afternoon and there’s a good chance you’ll find Jessie there. The famous trad climbing spot is, after all, just a stone’s throw from her home in Sheffield. It’s a place that means a lot to her, she explains as we walk uphill along a heather-flanked path in the direction of the miles-long escarpment, its exposed side lit up by the early morning sun.
It was here in Yorkshire where Jessie got her first taste of climbing and the passion that was ignited has since taken her to rock faces around the world; to sea cliffs in Hong Kong, sharp ridges in the Dolomites and frozen waterfalls in Iceland. Her interest in photography developed alongside it and she’s now carved a career out of capturing adventures – whether that’s her own ones or those undertaken by others.