Dominicandave

I live in the Dominican Republic as I used to work in Haiti, I climb both the Dominican and Haiti, mainly adventure climbing over 2 or 3 days of exploration and mainly biting off more than I can chew. I used to live in the Capital city Santo Domingo where we had endless DWS and bouldering 300mtr from my front door into the Caribbean sea. Also a lot of underground caves dotted around the area where I would go to swim with the turtles and bouldery DWS around the gymnatical (I know it isn't a word but it should be)caves.
I now live midway up the highest mountain in the Caribbean in a village called Jarabacoa, where the traditional climbing is plentiful, white water rafting, paragliding, Kayaking and most everything else to do with mountain sports you can think of.
Right now I am in the UK to recover from a serious illness, get stronger and work on moving my family to the country for now. Maybe even settle in the UK, but I dunno, it is a bit different to what we are used to.

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Location
Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic/UK

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Interests Outside Climbing
I teach voluntary English in the Campo when I get the chance, not all that often due to my job, but it is fun and they don't have a school, so satisfaction is top level.

Everyone who has any money in my town has offroad motorbikes, quads or buggies, it is a bit of a play town where we just get on with living and ignore the real world. Jarabacoa, La Vega! Funny little funky people town on the settling point of the most dramatic and highest summit in the Caribbean http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_Duarte

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I am a poor guy with a big intention, not to be poor for the rest of my life. I will not trade poverty for practicality and so I remain poor.
But I love life and live in love with life and so one day I should get a break!

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registered 16/Jan/10
updated 13/Aug/14

Age
41

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Main Sport/Activity
Paragliding

I Climb...
All over the world