I like getting into the outdoors to walk, camp, climb, sea-kayak, telemark-ski and mountain bike. Have backpacked at least 7,000 miles with my wife Martina, mostly in the US: in the rockies- Hayduke Trail 700 miles in 2014, Continental Divide in 2009 and Pacific Crest Trail in 1998.

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Scotland, black isle

Best Climbing Experience
Lots of great days out in the mountains- maybe Ancient Art on the Fisher Towers, Utah stands out as a particularly memorable experience. Wild exposure and wind on the final 'ice cream cone' summit pinnacle (see pic in gallery). Aguille Dibona in the Ecrins, Devils Tower -Wyoming, Integrity - Skye, everything at Bosigran, Needle -Shelter Stone, Spartan Slab Hammer Pause Ba's at the Etive Slabs are wonderful too.

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rock destinations

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 9 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Matthes Crest, Marsco, Val Rienza, Mount Ritter, Needles, Titcomb Basin, Klettergarten Gamswandl, Klettergarten Hundskopf, Schartenspitze

Interests Outside Climbing
Camping on summits, long distance backpacking !

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I use a compact digital- currently Cannon Ixus.

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User Profile

registered 01/Mar/05
updated 28/Sep/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Winter - V
Trad - 5.10a
Sport - 6b+

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock
Coire Lagan , Skye, Scotland

Favourite Wall
Ibrox Glasgow

I Climb...
In the UK, Europe & USA

Favourite Climbs
Centurian Ben Nevis
Needle/Steeple Cairngorms
The Pause Etive Slabs
Skye Ridge
South Ridge Cathedral Peak Tuolumne Meadows California
Doorpost Bosigran Cornwall.

Latest Climbs
Murray's Direct VS 4c
The Fly 6a+
Easy Slab 4c
Pebble Party 6a
L Plate 5a
Don't Look Down in Anger 6a+
Hidden World 6a+
Fuselage Gully (Far West Gully) II
Ben Macdui 1,309m
Cairn Toul 1,293m
Derry Cairngorm 1,155m
Cairn Gorm 1,245m
Carn a'Mhaim 1,037m
Beinn Bhreac 931m
Bynack More 1,090m
... list all 873 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Munros 100%
Ultimate Scottish Rock 32%
100 More Classic British VS Climbs 12%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 45%
Grahams 2%
Classic Rock 72%
... list all 6 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
The Mousetrap VS 4c
Goliath HVS 5a
Via Constantini-Gherdina VI-
Alvera V+
Grooving High E1 5b
Angel Face E2 5c
Fedele IV+
Gogarth E1 5b
Rock Idol E1 5a
South Ridge 5.8 5a
... list all 37 climbs