Been climbing seriously for a good few years and still fully obsessed; I really need to go bouldering more! However big Mountain route are top of the list. I really enjoy craging near my limit, but equally enjoy a day of easy rock if there's some quality rock, good company or history involved. Anything in winter good but always enjoy the less frequented venues. Had a few trips to the Alps both ski touring and mountaineering and loving it. Also looking to try my hand at some expedition style mountaineering and I'm scheming for the future.
I enjoy anything to do with the hills (was brought up in Newtonmore so pine for them when I'm in Edinburgh) this usually involves going down them fast as I can, mountain biking and snowboarding are my other main sports. Gradually mellowing as I get older though and Iíve started to enjoy the odd plod as well.
Personal page and blog at: www.andymain.co.uk
Best Climbing Experience
"Centurion" on the longest day of the year and bouldering around the tents in the perpetual half light of sunset/dawn.
Topping out through the cornice on "Tower Ridge" and climbing into the sunset.
"Fingers Ridge" covered in powder during a blizzard.
The flake pitch on "Bludgers Revaluation", it just kept on coming.
The finger crack on "Magic Crack"
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Moderator for 11 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Ratho Quarry, Creag Dubh, Newtonmore, The Souter (Fastcastle), The Brander (Fastcastle), Dirc Mhor, Geal Charn, Traprain Law quarry, Loch Dubh Crag, Geal Charn (Drumochter), Coire Chuirn ... plus 1 more
Interests Outside Climbing
Photography, Reading, Guitar, Mountain biking, Snowboarding, Ski Touring, Hill Walking, Computer Games, Movies and Music.
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Selling a few prints, have had a few images published and hoping to expand this. If you would like a print, wish to license one of my images or commission me please get in touch.
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