Only a hill

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Freelance editor, writer, and backpacker. Sub-editor for Sidetracked adventure travel magazine. To be found either up a hill or behind a desk with coffee. My trail name is Naeboots.

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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. My outdoor activities mainly consist of long-distance hiking and hillwalking.

Best Climbing Experience
The Tour of Monte Rosa, September 2015

The Cape Wrath Trail, July 2015

The Forbes Route, Section 4, July 2014 (Aosta to Evolena via the Col Collon)

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 arête.

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 2009

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

Scottish winter and Alpine climbing

Recent Postings

Scottish Snow Holes on 16-Nov-15
Hard or soft feet on 12-Nov-15

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Logbooks 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
Enthusiast-level, but I've had some photos published.

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