Posh poncy southern twat somehow living in Glasgow. Was easily converted to haggis and whisky but thankfully not converted to Scottish winter bollox nor being an exclusive redpointer/boulderer. Loves all sorts of cragging and always wanting to meet affable local partners who are keen to explore further afield...
Mostly keen to head South of The Wall (the wildlings are getting frightening), and explore more in The Lakes, Wales (North and Mid), and the South West. Get in touch if you're interested!
I have car, rack, guides, and good knowledge of most areas. I lead around E2-ish, I'm happy to abseil for gear if needed, second easier routes, and belay on harder ones.
I've had extensive DVT clots in my upper legs since 2009, so have restricted blood flow and about 25% of my previous leg fitness. This means I struggle to walk uphill, but aside from that I still climb as much as possible :).
Now on that bloody Facebook thing, solely to meet friends and organise climbing: http://www.facebook.com/Fiend.in.Glasgow
Articles by Fiend
- How To Improve Jul/2010
- Finding Crag X - A top secret diary, by Fiend May/2008
- Ceuse, France Nov/2006
- Trad E0: filling the gap between HVS and E1? Dec/2003
- New Zealand Jul/2003
Interests Outside Climbing
Drum and err yes bass too, techno, other music that goes thud thud boom.
Fine dining out and experimental cooking in, to keep fat.
Swimming and stupid gaylord gym machines, to keep fit.
Skiing, piste-bashing and mocking boarders on the inevitable flat bits.
Chilling out and chatting nonsense over a good cappucino / weissbier.
Painting toy soldiers, gotta do something when it rains all the time.
Shooting zombies well it beats watching sodding Glee.
Playing pool and losing to girls at it.
Blowing in dogs' ears and talking to them not their owners.
About My Photography
Mostly celebrating my climbing, sometimes showing less documented routes/crags. Photos are usually taken by other people, so anyone spuriously downvoting photos is dissing them not me - i.e. don't bother.
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I've voted for 73 photos, average vote 4.5.
(67% superb - 23% good - 5% average - 2% poor - 1% rubbish)