Best Climbing Experience
Too many to mention; A fast and light ascent of Mt Aspiring SW ridge, NZ. 17hr epic day ending in being able to see both coasts of NZ, wow. Taking a big whipper on the crux of gogarth scarry but fun. Cautley Spout done after work like climbing a melting snow ball in a waterfall tremendous. The Devil's Appendix (nuff said.) Driving to scotland kipping in the car, doing a hard route, getting a wee bit stocious, drive home next day. classic
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Yorkshire 5c (a grade that covers everything) In other words you can do it or you can't the grade means nothing. Its a Pex grade (add one to to yorkshire 5c)
These boots are too tight. Conditions are just too wrong. Barksdale where's my shoe
Interests Outside Climbing
Taking pictures of anything that amuses me, trying to travel on every different form of transport there is, Shouting at the telly, The old cliche; films, Video games, Wiess Beer.
About My Photography
Generally done with a beat up old Nikon EM
or with a new Olympus mju 720 WP which had now broken yes folks a bash proof camera that got a tap and broke!! Now I use one of those Panasonics with Linux lens which has also broken and it back to the Olympus Tough 820.
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I've voted for 4,955 photos, average vote 3.1.
(5% superb - 22% good - 54% average - 14% poor - 2% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
I don't like mushrooms, small yappie dogs, the skin of peaches/kiwi fruit, scallies, slurping tea, 4WD,
I do like beer, cheese, farting loudly, all types of sausages and pies. Oh and Trad climbing is just - Climbing. I still am confused where this Trad thing came from. Oh well perhaps I am getting old.