Thaw has climbed notable routes and added many first ascents since commencing in Britain’s Peak District then relocating to California and journeying extensively through: Yosemite, El Capitan, Argentine Patagonia, the Himalaya, Alaska, Canadian Rockies, Alps, Mt Everest North side, summit June 2007.
In 2007, he joined the Altitude Everest Expedition 2007, led by renowned American climber and mountaineer, Conrad Anker, retracing the last steps of legendary British climber, George Mallory, on Everest.
- 1997 Continental Drift, El Capitan, Yosemite, CA, USA FA with Steve Gerberding and Conrad Anker
- 2005 Southwest Ridge, Cholatse, Khumbu region, Nepal - summit attained with Conrad Anker, Kris Erickson, John Griber and Abby Watkins on 12 May 2005.
- Schneider, Steve (1988). The American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. p. 187. ISBN 0-930410-78-5.
- "The Himalayan Cataract Project team Summits Cholatse!". MountEverest.net. ExplorersWeb. 12 May 2005. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
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