Taken on hills from aged 5 Arran and a few Munroes- Done Munros a few times, climbed in Alps- Canada- USA- Nepal Himalayas- Karakoroum- Indian Hims- Tibet- Love Scotland enjoy mountaineering routes summer and winter. Member of Mountain Rescue over 37 years. Still try to get out at least once a week on the hills, love it!

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North East Scotland

Best Climbing Experience
Observatory Ridge winter.
Minus One Direct Ben Nevis
Coich Grooves/ The Nipple and Bastinardo all with the late great Al Mc Leod on a very tight rope in 1983!Falklands in winter 1996/2000 Yosemite 2008, so many to list.

Canada Ice 20 plus routes in 4 weeks 1982,Curved picks magic
New Routes Falklands winter 1996/2000

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Winter climbing

Recent Postings

Woman mountain guide? on 16-Dec-14

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Interests Outside Climbing
Golf, Football, Mountain Flora and fauna and writing.

About My Photography
Photos of mountaineering/rescue and Scotland mountains all over the world in the last 40 years.

Photo Gallery
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Anything Else We Should Know
Lectures on most subjects related with Mountain Rescue in Scotland. Spoke at the Dundee and Fort William mountain Festivals and Tour of USA in 2007. Also currently an after dinner speaker and will speak at Mountaineering Club Dinners.

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User Profile

registered 20/Dec/05
updated 21/Apr/12


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Winter - IV
Trad - VS

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock
Ben Nevis / Skye

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
4 ridges on the Ben/ Summer in one day/ Winter 1 at a time. Minus 1 Direct Summer- Centurion
Hammer Etive Slabs/ Swastika/ Spartan Slab
Skye Ridge- Dubhs Ridge- Integrity- Cioch West
Squareface Ben A Bhuird- Clean Sweep
Talisman- Crystal Ridge
Cioch Grooves/Direct Skye. Triple Buttress Beinn Eighe.
Doorpost- Cornwall- Terriers Tooth-Black Slab
Main Wall Cairn Llas - Wales
Dream Of White Horses-Grey Slab- Soap Gut- Direct on the Mot
Hadrians Wall
3 gully buttress
Glovers Chimney
Deep Cut Chimney- Glencoe- Cascade- Gorms Flutted Buttress Direct/ Alladins Buttress chimney
Red gully
Pateys route. Canadian ice!