Andy Say

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Ex-Typist (Used to be Executive Secretary of what is NOW called Mountain Training England - MTE. But now I am Freeeee.....). Ex-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 63; so officially an extremely old git. Just have to rest on me laurels from now on (so updating logbook!)


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.
I haven't ever worked routes- I just went back when I was better. Three years later in the case of Tufted Crack
Have no favourite rock.
The Angry Corrie best mag.
Climb in spurts wherever I happen to be.
Orienteering gives me a buzz as well.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why talk about it?

P.S. What is 'worked grades'? Don't we all do clean on-sights?

Recent Postings

Jamming Gloves! on 05-Oct-15
Trad justifies bolts? on 28-Sep-15

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 31 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Defile des Etroits, Robin Hood Rocks, Crosano, Falaise de Beaufort - Frison-Roche, Courbons, Lantana, Predore, Castro, San Siro, Piede dell'Elefante, Premia, Notre Dame du Pre / Rocher du Glaisy, Les Cabannes, Poingt Ravier, Cerdon, Falaise d'Hermillon, Masarach, Pallestre delle Guardie, Falesia Ronco, Rocher de Amoureux, Falaise Village de L'Esseillon, La Cosina, Massi di Gaggiolo, Via Ferrata du Pichet, Blazina Stena - Srbsko, Falaise de Leschaux, La Roche Taillee, Tiske skaly, Drevenik, Tomasovsky Vyhlad, Agnielles

Interests Outside Climbing
Ben and Tom - my sons and the loves of my life.

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