mike kann

Previously obsessed with becoming a guide, now just enjoying my climbing and getting out and doing great routes. Sometimes a bit of a stirrer but you lot need to be kept on your toes eh? When it comes to religion, I was once upon a time agnostic, but am now a confirmed atheist. My day job is designing machines and developing products.

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Norton St. Philip, Somerset

Best Climbing Experience
Topping out on the Frendo Spur and the Drain in Val Gardena. Had a great time this summer doing the Vinatzer on Civazes, the Dimai Eotvos on Tofana di Rozes and Cima del Cavalcorto... first time I've really pushed the boat out in a high mountain environment grade wise and came up trumps...

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
All sorts. Not interested in TPS, E0, Bouldering or grade discussions.

Recent Postings

On-One Frames on 19-Oct-14
Overrated Gear on 09-Oct-14
DMM Mambas on 01-Oct-14
emma watson's speech on 30-Sep-14

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 5 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Secteurs De La Fissure D'ailefroide, Sperone degli Gnomi, Val di Mello, Spondo del Ferro, Contreforts De Coste-Counier, Mont Pelvoux

Interests Outside Climbing
Engineering (surprisingly as I left uni hating the subject and then went through several jobs hating it even more!) and especially my project Audi Quattro which is going to slowly be transformed into an uber beast...

About My Photography
I try - what can I say... Most of my photos I've put up because they are good memories, not technically that good.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Don't take what I say too seriously, I'm probably winding you up...

+mike kann, 88 kb

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registered 02/Jun/05
updated 08/Oct/12


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E2
Ice - WI5
Sport - 6c
Ice - WI2+

Worked Grades
Trad - E2
Bouldering - f6B

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Chair Ladder or Gogarth

Best Magazine
Climbing (US)

I Climb...
Most weekends
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
Frendo Spur (Cham)
Doorpost (Bosi)
Little Brown Jug
The Flake (J Tree)
Nutcracker (Yosemite)
Coronation St (Cheddar)
Malbogies (Avon)
Climbers Club Direct (Dewerstone)

Latest Climbs
Castles Made of Sand 6c
Space Tourist 6b+
Stone Cold Fever 6b+
Dinner Date E1 5b
Mille et une pattes 6a
Tower Ridge D
Troutdale Pinnacle S
Bracket and Slab Climb S
Pinnacle Rib Route D
Direct Route VD
Grooved ArÍte HVD 4a
Crackstone Rib S 4a
The Wrinkle VD
Flying Buttress HVD
April Crack HS 4b
... list all 442 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Cheddar Intermediate 44%
Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes 57%
Classic Rock 30%
Avon Gorge non-Extremes 100%
Hard Rock 11%
Top ridge scrambles of Britain 36%
The 100 Best UK VS routes? 16%
... list all 7 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
Wurlitzer E1 5c
Zig Zag VS 4c
Suicide Wall E1 5c
Thin Wall Special E1 5b
Ochre One Point Five E1 5b
Embankment 3 E1 5b
Great North Road HVS 5a
Regent Street E2 5c
Bow Wall E2 5b
The Nose 5.14a
... list all 18 climbs