I've been climbing on and off for more than forty years,never at a particularly high standard,I have climbed in Corsica,Malta ,Scotland and the Alps but mostly on Mendip limestone Avon, Cheddar etc.I am spending a lot more time climbing now than I ever thought I would in my sixties.I dont think I`ll ever stop enjoying exploring old Mendip Quarries. I am married with two children.I climb at about Severe to VS standard.

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Mendip Hills

Best Climbing Experience
1986 Findlay`s Gulch in Glencoe, just seemed to sum up everything I`d ever read or heard about Scottish winter climbing including "Hot Aches" finishing in the dark and a warm welcome in the Claccaigh.2013 completing the first ascent of Cardigano! at Sandford Quarry(Somerset) with Warmauri,proper Mendip climbing,new route loose rock, bloody cold but brilliant!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Self Belaying.Franco Cookson's Exploits.Mendip Esoterica.

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 14 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: The Exmoor Coast Traverse, Bathampton Rocks, Callow Rocks, Ebbor Gorge,Somerset, Black Rock Quarry (Cheddar), Morillon, Windsor Hill Quarry, Nancy Camel's Hump., Gilson's Slab, Downhead Quarry. ... plus 4 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Kayaking, Diving, VW T4 van.

About My Photography
"Must try harder".

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Mostly Harmless. My Sister in Law lives in Chambesy,Geneva,very convenient.I hold a full driving licence and have transport.

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registered 31/Aug/09
updated 05/Nov/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Favourite Crag/Rock
A wet pile of choss on Mendip

Favourite Wall

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Jasper.Turn of the Screw.=Avon. Central Trinity Gully(winter).Commando Ridge
Bosigran.Knights Climb(Cheddar).Shipshape
Churchill Rocks
Downhill Racsist
Gilson's Slab.
.Cardigano! Sandford Quarry.

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