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!
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
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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.
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I've voted for 139 photos, average vote 4.5.
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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. Regularly commented and spoken on Mountain matters on radio and television.
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Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Winter - IV
Trad - VS
Ben Nevis / Skye
In the UK
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
3 gully buttress
Deep Cut Chimney- Glencoe- Cascade- Gorms Flutted Buttress Direct/ Alladins Buttress chimney
Pateys route. Canadian ice!
Liathach - Northern Pinnacles 955m
Beinn Eighe - Sail Mhor 980m
Beinn Eighe - Coinneach Mhor 976m
Liathach - Am Fasarinen 927m
Am Basteir - Bhasteir Tooth 916m
Sgurr Dubh Mor - Sgurr Dubh na Da Bheinn 938m
Sgurr nan Gillean - Knight's Peak 924m
Big Friendly Crack (BFC) D
Stairway to Heaven VS 4b
Giants Staircase M
Stiral Sparecase VS 4b
Right Edge Route VD
The Edge VD
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Symphony Crack D
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