Cuillin Calling

In 1994 I joined a climbing club as a non-climber with the sole intention of getting away on meets to do some hill walking and scrambling. Fifteen years later and I count myself lucky I've had so many fantastic days out in the mountains, made some great friends and learnt a whole set of skills I never thought I could do. I'll now turn my hand to most mountain activities from trad multipitch climbing, to winter mountaineering, to sea cliff climbing, to alpine trips as well as enjoying my walking and scrambling just as much as ever.

This all comes with a real appreciation of the staggering beauty of the mountain environment and I'm just as happy sitting on a summit watching the world go by as leading an exposed technical 5A pitch in Skye.....well almost!

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Aylesbury, Bucks

Best Climbing Experience
Hard to choose from but here's a selection:
Best all round day ever = Cuillin Ridge Skye
Best Multipitch = Cioch West/Arrow Route/Integrity combination on Sron na Ciche
Best Winter climb = South Gully/The Screen, Devils Kitchen
Best Winter Mountaineering trip = Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis
Best Alpine Climb = Aiguille du Moine, Chamonix

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Winter climbing conditions

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User Profile

registered 06/Jan/06
updated 28/Feb/13


Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Winter - IV
Sport - 5c
Alpine - D

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Sron na Ciche, Skye or Bosigran

Favourite Wall
Rock Solid Oxford

Best Magazine
Climber (UK)

I Climb...
Several times a year
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Cemetry Gates E1
Cenotaph Corner E1
The Arrow E1
Trophy Crack E1
Dream of White Horses HVS
Right Unconqerable HVS
The Sloth HVS
Diocese VS
Little Brown Jug VS
Anvil Chorus VS
Eliminate A VS
Valkyrie VS
Great Slab/Bow combination VS
One Step in the Clouds VS
Grooved Wall VS
Botterills Slab VS
Scavenger VS
Bracket and Slab HS
Doorpost HS
Doorway S
Ardverekie Wall S
Tophet Wall S
Jones Route Direct S
The Cracks S
Mitre Ridge S
Great Ridge. Garbh bheinn VD
Squareface VD
Grooved Arete VD
Cioch Nose VD

IV South Gully
The Screen
Harrisons Climb Direct
Green Gully
Comb Gully

III Tower Ridge
South East Gully
Tarn Crag Gully 1
Sinister Gully
Cautley Spout
II An Teallach traverse
A Chioch Ridge
Raeburns Gully
Dorsal Arete
Central Gully Left Hand
I Central Trinity