The Ex-Engineer

A disillusioned cynic. Opinionated, pedantic, elitist, knowledgeable about all manner of geeky, technical things. More often than not proved right about things in the end.

I work as a professional mountaineer and instructor. I've done all sorts over the years although not as much hard rock climbing for the last few years. However I'm feeling fit and I'm very psyched to get strong for 2014.

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All around the UK and Europe

Best Climbing Experience
I've yet to have it...

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Pretty much everything, although telling people to stop faffing around and climb harder is fairly common.

Recent Postings

ice axes choice??? on 26-Nov-14
Anti-balling a Plates on 25-Nov-14
best peak guide? on 24-Nov-14
FS: Books on 23-Nov-14

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Some of you will know me from when I was climbing loads and posting under my real name, but these days I'd prefer not to have my posts here appear at the top of the result whenever someone googles me. I never post anything I'd not say to someone face to face.

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registered 08/Nov/10
updated 04/Nov/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E5
Sport - 7b
Aid - A3
Alpine - ED1