Was mainly into hill and mountain walking / scrambling, but will give anything a go, and as such got lured into climbing Nov 2004. I don't like short roadside routes, and it's long routes in the mountains that make me feel alive. Probably since the reason I decided to climb was to get to the top of mountains by interesting routes, avoiding footpaths :)
I am married to Jezza2101 of this parish, after meeting on the hill many years ago :)
Best Climbing Experience
Mountaineering routes by moon- and starlight, axes biting into perfect snow and ice, only people for miles around, surrounded by huge jagged peaks in the silence of the night. Brilliant!
A stunning winter day on Tryfan - perfect cloudless blue sky, blazing sun, and deep snow everywhere.
Exploratory mountaineering in the Andes, not knowing if the route would go, and challenging myself with new altitude highs.
Sunshine and seals on Lundy and Pembroke
And hopefully many more to come :)
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Anything Else We Should Know
Woodhead MRT affiliate.
Course co-ordinator /instructor / assessor for the fundraising First Aid courses run at team HQ
Main activity listed as mountaineering since it's what I've tended to do most of for the last 6 months. No doubt it will go back to trad (well, multipitch mountain/sea cliff stuff) if we get a good summer, since I can't afford to snow-chase year round :(
Currently ticking the Classic Rock routes, to get me out and about to new places and not be lazy! Current total 51/81
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Indoor - 6a+
Trad - E1
Winter - II
Indoor - 6b
Trad - E1
Once a month
All over the world
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a "Commando Ridge" VD
Heave Ho S 4a
Moby Dick S 4a
Barbette Buttress S 4b
Stoked S 4a
Yo-Ho Crack VD
Promenade Direct HVD 4a
Steeple Arete VD
Overhanging Chimney Indirect HVD
The Furrow S 4b
Little Arete D
Bow Arete D
Steep Ridge VD
Little Little Crack VD
Scooped Wall VD
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Connoisseur's Classic Rock 16%
Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett 16%
Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain 16%
Top ridge scrambles of Britain 38%
Britain's winter ridges 37%
Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey 13%
Classic Rock 60%
... list all 8 ticklists
Gambit Climb S
EASTERN ARETE VD
Adam Rib HS 4b
angel pavement HS 4b
Curved Ridge II/III 3
Aonach Eagach Ridge (winter) II
Ring Of Steall (Winter) I
Eagle's Nest Ridge Direct VS 4a
Botterill's Slab (Winter) V 6
Wreckers' Slab VS 4b
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