Typist (Executive Secretary of what is NOW called Mountain Training England - MTE. But you don't need to know that.....). Compulsive attender of meetings.
First route done was Route 1 on Burbage North, Spring 1966. Been climbing on and off ever since throughout the UK (even Lancashire - though I will regret that for the rest of my life)and various obscure places abroad.
Just realised that I am 60; so officially an old git. Just have to rest on me laurels from now on (so updating logbook!)
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Best Climbing Experience
The feel of the crystal under the middle finger of my left hand as I pulled into the crux move of Crazy Diamond with the whole crag to myself with an Autumn sun on my back and the mantra I can do this I can do this I can do this in my head.
Don't work routes.
Have no favourite rock.
The Angry Corrie best mag.
Climb in spurts wherever I happen to be.
Orienteering gives me a buzz as well.
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Why talk about it?
P.S. What is 'worked grades'? Don't we all do clean on-sights?
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Moderator for 15 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Crosano, Lantana, Predore, Castro, San Siro, Piede dell'Elefante, Premia, Notre Dame du Pre / Rocher du Glaisy, Les Cabannes, Poingt Ravier ... plus 5 more
Interests Outside Climbing
Ben and Tom - my sons and the loves of my life.
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