Only a hill

Freelance editor, indie author, and mountaineer. I write books and help others to perfect theirs. To be found either up a hill or behind a desk with coffee.

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No longer living in Scotland, but I hold the heights I won. Now writing about mountains from the better perspective of the lowlands. Always a scrambler first and foremost when in the hills.

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Best Climbing Experience
The Atholl expedition (Blair Atholl - Aviemore), June 2013

Ben Alder in February 2012.

Winter 2010/2011--'becoming' a Victorian winter climber, seeing the highlands through the eyes of the pioneers.

Many explorations on the Aonach Dubh, the highlight being my discovery of Shrike Ridge, a superb arete.

Three special mountaineering routes in summer 2009: Tower Ridge, North-East Buttress, and the Pinnacle Ridge on Sgurr nan Gillean.

The North Face of Aonach Beag in May.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
19th century climbing equipment and techniques

Scottish winter and Alpine climbing

Recent Postings

Wolf Hall on 28-Feb-15

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 3 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Banana Buttress, Stob Coire nan Lochan, South-West Face, Stob an Fhuarain

Interests Outside Climbing
Writing and art

About My Photography
Getting back into 35mm photography at the moment. I have a Pentax MX, Asahi Pentax Spotmatic, and an Olympus Trip 35.

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