Instructor and owner at Lakeland Ascents - the provider of mountain training, guided climbing and adventure days in the Lake District, Wales and Scotland.
I'm happier climbing on mountain crags & big long routes over dank dark Lancashire quarries and gritstone edges, but I have a fondness for these too. I prefer it though when everything is covered in rime and ice and I love frustrating, fruitless Scottish winter trips the most.
Am a member of Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team.
Best Climbing Experience
Any winter experience that involves abseiling into some murky dark Scottish abyss, with no real idea where you are going or whether you're going to be able to climb out again.
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About My Photography
I am a published travel, adventure and landscape photographer. I've focused on travel stuff for about 10 years, but am now starting to expand my portfolio to include more mountaineering and climbing work. Iíve worked for a few picture agencies, but am now looking to branch out on my own and also to start selling a few fine-art prints too.
Chosen as the Featured Gallery on 01-Dec-08.
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I've voted for 25 photos, average vote 4.8.
(92% superb - 0% good - 4% average - 4% poor - 0% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
I love the Third World, quality northern cask ales, deep house and Joni Mitchell, camels, photography and Thai food....
I have a Persian cat with a very small brain - she leaves hair everywhere. She has a fondness for poppadoms, sellotape and recently, corned beef and Bombay Mix.