Small, ugly, balding, opinionated, bad-tempered and anti-social. And those are my good points. I am an intermittently very enthusiastic Alpinist, skier and ice-climber. I do make occasional attempts at rock-climbing but am not very good at it.
Best Climbing Experience
It has to be climbing the Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey by the North face with a descent in a storm, was a truly epic outing. 3 days of fierce struggle and we saw no-one till we got to the Monzino hut on the descent, where they were totally amazed to see anyone descending off a route in those conditions. If we had got into any really serious trouble, we would have died, it was get yourself down by your own efforts, by hook or by crook time. Real character building stuff, what mountaineering ought to be!
Before that, climbing Salmon Leap (VI) on Liathach on a brilliant, eirily lit day, at the absolute limit of my ability.
Interests Outside Climbing
Had I been expected, I would have come before.
I always preceed expectation.
About My Photography
Mostly interested in Alpine/scenic shots, find bouldering pictures cliched and uniform.
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I've voted for 1,211 photos, average vote 3.0.
(12% superb - 21% good - 23% average - 36% poor - 4% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
Avalanches can seriously damage your health.
This is hell, nor are we out of it.
User Profileregistered 24/Nov/04
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Winter - VI
Alpine - TD
Trad - HVS
Indoor - 6b
Trad - E1
Trad Rock Climbing
In the UK & Europe
Aiguille Blanche North Face. Favorite
but I am not sure I would do it again.
Ryan-Lochmatter ridge Aiguille du Plan
Orion Face Direct
North face of Aiguille du Triolet (Mazeaud-Contamine Direct)
Soloing Welzenbach Route on N Face of Lyskamm
N Buttress of Dente Blanche
Rochefort-Grandes Jorrases traverse
North face D+
Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey 4,112m
Urizen VS 4c
Dent d'Hérens 4,171m
Barre des Écrins 4,101m
Finale Groove HVS 4c
Gross Grünhorn 4,044m
Piz Bernina 4,049m
Grande Rocheuse 4,102m
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Blodig's 4,000ers 70%
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