Lardy punter who tries hard to be a prolific lardy punter. I don't climb hard, never did and never will but insist on having fun. I'm a bit OCD with my ticking and am trying to work my way through lots of lists and have a long term plan to tick the Peak upto HVS. A member of Edale MRT, which makes life interesting and unpredictable and leaves me with no illusions about what a bad gravity day will do to your innards. Day job for an oil company.
Best Climbing Experience
I have only failed to enjoy a handful of routes, usually because my fingers froze or something like that. Ones that stand out include a Moonlit solo of Raeburns on Meagaidh, Watching basking sharks from Diocese, Feeling the rat soothed as I topped out on Sunset Slab finally after a few shakey reverses, Monster soloing sessions at Slipstones, Scugdale, Hutton roof et al, Sitting astride the ridge on Via Valencianos. Too many to list. I also have an inordinate amount of affection for Noticeboard Slab at Wharncliffe. And anything on Gneiss near Torridon, truly a bit of heaven that slipped to earth to inspire us to behave well in this life, (or a soaked cold midge ridden purgatory depending on your luck)
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Currently at number 13 in the Top 40 Posters.
Moderator for 22 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Kinder Scout Downfall Area, Upper Tor, Nether Tor, Kinder Southern Edges, Peter Dale, Bibbington Quarry, Alport Stone, Rheinstor, Pleasley Vale, Wirksworth Dale ... plus 12 more
Interests Outside Climbing
Family and MRT leave little time for much else, and those vegetated diffs don't tick themselves.
About My Photography
Its very, very bad.
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Anything Else We Should Know
Give the pice of a pint to your local team, but you knew that anyway.