I'm a superhero created by a secret Government programme. Escaping, I instead used my powers for good.
Traumatised by the clash between virtue and wickedness, I now eke out an existence on the edges of civilisation, in the dismal confines of “The Axis”. Here, in the struggle against selfishness, avarice and conceit, I trust my books and my poetry to protect me. Usually incognito, I’m an outcast and I get dirty looks from strangers in restaurants and bars for laughing way too loud.
My sanctuaries are in the far, frozen North and the barren wastelands of The Peak. The spirit is replenished in an incisive play of adrenaline, several of the earth’s minerals and gravity. I’ll dive to the depths to collect small pearls of wisdom, but I’ve found falling through the air can result in a bump at the end. You’ve got to be able to pick yourself up, apply band-aid, and keep campaigning.
Graduating from pessimist to pragmatist with a healthy dose of hopefulness, I'm cynical, playful, enthusiastic and highly irreverent. I'll whoop your butt at draughts, but probably not at chess and I struggle sometimes with the “its” or “it’s” thing. All superheroes have limits.
Best Climbing Experience
Valencianos. No doubt about it. Climax of an awesome week.
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Moderator for 33 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Bix Slade Quarry, Saddle Bay, Monk's Dale, Tilberthwaite Gill, Chapel Crags, Aberglaslyn Gorge, Gausta Area, La Crémerie, Lurcher's Crag, Bulliber (Range West) ... plus 23 more
Interests Outside Climbing
Love sitting drinking coffee and reading a book, if I'm not climbing. Preferably somewhere I can sit and watch the ladies.
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Anything Else We Should Know
The average person thinks he isn't.
Remember, I'm a superhero.