I used to be a Science teacher in London, before I saw the light and moved into outdoor ed.

I'm working towards assessment for the Mountain Instructor Award - anybody who wants to me to practise on them, please get in touch to arrange days scrambling or climbing in Scotland or the Lakes.

I've been getting quite into mountain biking over the last couple of years as well. I used to think climbing gear was expensive!

I studied Physics and Astrophysics in Leeds, where I was an active member of the Leeds Uni MC (1997-2001)

I can play the drums reasonably well but haven't had the opportunity for a while now.

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Glasgow, Scotland

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The natural world, listening to music, learning new things, fiddling with computers

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Mainly of the point and shoot, hope it works variety. Mainly due to being in the right place at the right time, I've had a photo on the cover of TGO magazine, and several on the inside of various issues.

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User Profile

registered 27/Jan/05
updated 07/Nov/13

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Winter - V
Bouldering - V5
Indoor - 7a

Worked Grades
Bouldering - V7
Indoor - 7a
Trad - E3

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Etive Slabs

Favourite Wall

Best Magazine
Alpinist (US)

I Climb...
Once a month
In the UK & Europe

Latest Climbs
Bowstring D
Nirvana Wall HS 4b
Archer Ridge Direct S
DTs VS 4c
Red Flag HS 4c
Sunsetter HVS 5a
Proud Corner VS 4c
Wandered HVS 5a
Parapet Route Direct Start HS
Three J's Chimney VD
Central Crack HS
The End VS 5a, 4c
Kestrel Crack S
Beech Wall HS
Holly Tree Groove VD
... list all 786 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Best slab climbs of the UK 8%
Ultimate E1 ticklist 5%
UK Classic Corners 4%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 7%
Cold Climbs 4%
Top ridge scrambles of Britain 14%
Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 4%
Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs 21%
Classic Rock 19%
Hard Rock 7%
... list all 25 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Rosetta Stone VS 5a
Orion Face Direct V 5
Poacher's Fall V 5
Raven's Gully V 5
Tango in the Night VI 7
North Wall Groove V 6
Minus One Direct E1 5b
Recess Route V 6
Cuore Di Ferro (The Iron Heart) ED1
North Ridge D
... list all 11 climbs