Got late into climbing when my physio encouraged me to climb to help my bad back - best medical advice I've ever had!
These days I spend most weekends sailing but still try to climb midweek whenever I can, weather permitting, of course!
Best Climbing Experience
So many to choose from! -- Sailing out to and getting onto the Maidens at Whiten Head -- A quiet day on the Matterhorn -- Being the only group of climbers on Lundy for a week with laughter all the way -- Winter new-routing in NW Scotland with an after-dark walk out -- 3 days doing the Grand Arabesque -- A magic weekend on Arran -- A superb multipitch alongside a spectacular waterfall in the Ecrins -- An early morning outing up Kinder Downfall in full ice condition -- an uncrowded August bankholiday in Pembroke...
and last but not least, belaying atop gritstone edges, especially at sunset.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Routes, gear, ethics
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Interests Outside Climbing
I like sailing, walking or just getting my hands dirty in the garden.