Chemistry student (Bath Uni), enthusiastic (but not very good) climber, mountaineering obsessive, and sometime cyclist.
Trad in the peak when home, winter and alpine whenever I can get myself to the right places, indoor bouldering as much as possible in term time.
Best Climbing Experience
Getting back to the Argentiere hut having done the Y Couloir on the Aig. d'Argentiere.
Standing on the Col du Tour watching the sunrise over Switzerland, glaciers shining gold and orange, and cloud inversions in all the valleys; followed by an ascent of the North face of the Tete Blanche and over an hour spent on the summit of the Petite Fourche.
Soloing & leading easy welsh winter routes in amazing conditions over two days in Feb 2013.
Reaching the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul summer 2012 after a dash from the first lift.
Crossing the fence at the end of the Cosmiques Arete.
Climbing at Froggatt until after sunset with friends, one day in september 2012.
Those in no particular order, and lots more!
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Routes and conditions. Gear.
Interests Outside Climbing
Cycling, music (playing mainly, some listening- generally little crossover in genres)
Reading about expeditions to 8000m peaks/ any mountain lit.- though this probably isn't 'outside climbing'.
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User Profileregistered 19/Aug/12
Been Climbing For
1 to 3 years
Windgather / Coire an t'Sneachda
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe
Ones I haven't done before!
Topsail VS 4c
Central Rib Route I S 4a
Moth HS 4b
Butterfly VS 4c
Sheltered Crack VD
No Name S 4b
Double Crack VD
The Nithin S 4a
V Corner S 4b
Traditional HS 4a
Small Wall S 4b
Wall Climb HVD
Mississippi Crack S 4a
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