I'm a particle physics researcher in Edinburgh, having moved here in August 2009. Previously I was based in Durham (hurrah for Northumberland and Teeside sandstone) for 5 years, and before that a very long and arduous time spent in the flats of Cambridge. It turns out that being a Scottish particle physicist is a rather good combo: fantastic local rock and winter climbing, combined with regular trips to CERN in Geneva ;)

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Best Climbing Experience
Currently, hitting a Zen state of calm on the steep central ice wall of The Curtain on Ben Nevis in March 2010 (NOT thick ice!), and realising that the only reason to fall would be if I screwed up -- so don't screw up! Cool.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Mountain biking, skiing, mountaineering, squash, paragliding, drumming and, erm, physics. The shame!

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I'm also available for children's parties, barmitzfas, and public science talks on why LHC physics is super-cool ;)

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registered 20/Aug/04
updated 15/Mar/10


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Winter - V
Ice - WI4+

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock

I Climb...
Once a month
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
The Curtain
Ben Nevis
Three Pebble Slab
BAW's Crawl
Right Unconquerable
Pinnacle Face
Crag Lough
Aig de la Nonne

Latest Climbs
North Buttress (West Route) IV 4
Curved Ridge II/III 3
Arete des Etiollets 5c
Le Pas de Baleine 5c
Midi-Plan Traverse AD
Midi-Plan Traverse AD
Route Major IV 5
Central Crack Route IV 5
Holiday on Ice (Y branche de gauche) WI3
Easy Rider WI3
Happy Together (Branche de droite) WI4
Le Pylone WI4
Toerag's Wall S
Slack Alice HS
Fish Head Arete VD
... list all 139 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif 9%
Great routes in the Coe 9%
3 star Mournes 4%
Cold Climbs 8%
In the footsteps of the Cairngorm Tigers 5%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 1%
... list all 7 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Gervasutti Couloir D-
Bonatti Route TD
Swiss Route TD-
Couturier Coulior D
North Face D-
Frontier Ridge (Kuffner Ridge) D
Vaucher Route (SW Face) TD
Frendo Spur D+
Papillons Ridge D+
North North East Ridge D
... list all 167 climbs