Simon4

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.

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Location
London

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.

Recent Postings

Chamonix-when to go. on 11-Mar-15
The end of Top Gear? on 10-Mar-15
Is Cameron a coward? on 08-Mar-15

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Interests Outside Climbing
Devil's advocacy.

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.

Photo Gallery
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Chosen as the Featured Gallery on 18-Oct-10.
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Click to list photo comments written by me. (196 comments)
I've voted for 1,385 photos, average vote 3.0.
(12% superb - 22% 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.


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