highland boy from Lochcarron, Wester Ross. Passionate but mediocre mountaineer
Best Climbing Experience
First traverse of the Cuilling Ridge in Winter - 26 hours of terror, laugh out loud humour, cool karma and battling fatigue. First solo of Crab Crawl 1991. First winter lead on Mitre Ridge. Climbing with Roddy Murray, always great crack.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Scottish Mountaineering. Early pioneers of the bothy era. Love Dave Brown and Ian Mitchells books.
Interests Outside Climbing
Sailing, warm sunny diving and being a daddy which is amazingly rewarding. Started playing guitar 3 years ago which is totally addictive. Love having friends round the house for drinks/meals and sing songs. My wife, Tracey.
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Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Winter - VI
Trad - E3
the ice factor of course!
Anything on the Buachaille - summer or winter - especially Bludgers Revelation and January Jigsaw. Any Norrie Muir route in the North West - real pioneering stuff.
Gully of the Gods
Sword of Gideon
Fionn Buttress. Jack the Ripper
Old Man of Stoer. Any of the classic ridges and remote Scottish Mountain routes
especially in Torridon and Skye.
Dubh Ridge. Long Climb and Ledge Route and all the ridges on the Ben.
Anything on Arran. Ardnamurchan - just my favourite place in the world. Great climbing
superb views and no bugger in sight.