I live and breathe climbing - I'm never happier than when I'm on rock, snow or ice!
Have been instructing since I dragged my less-keen mates out when we were 14 - just always seemed a natural thing to do; have always found I can get as much out of providing an experience for others as I do from experiencing it myself. Have set my sights on becoming a guide.
Have a pretty reflective attitude to both climbing and life; always on the lookout for new experiences and love to be able to draw on these and apply them to new situations - probably why I enjoy the problem solving aspect of cimbing.
Best Climbing Experience
Climbing itself is an experience of a lifetime, and I hope to spend an entire lifetime experiencing it...
Seeing shooting stars while night-climbing at the Dewerstone; taking someone I was head-over-heels in love with on their first big multipitch route; climbing with the same person years later, now as a couple and still head-over-heels in love; topping out on Mont Blanc with my best friend after years of climbing together; laughing in the pub about what an excellent day we've had and knowing that there will always be another challenge just around the corner...
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Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Radford Quarry (shut), Point de l'Innominata
Interests Outside Climbing
Living out of the back of the van, relaxing in a hammock, reading (just about anything), making and watching a fire, cooking, eating, wine, whisky, philosophy, physics, the meaning of life, the universe and everything...
About My Photography
Point and shoot - until I dropped my camera down Les Drus :-(
Got a new one now, and have devised a leash for it!
Camera update - fell over holding it and broke the zoom...wasn't even anywhere exciting. Awaiting insurance claim result.
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(46% superb - 41% good - 8% average - 2% poor - 0% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
If you are looking for a climbing instructor in the Plymouth area, I am usually busy during school term time, however with enough notice then I may be available (if not, then I will often know someone who is).
I do know the Plymouth area well, so please feel free to contact me if you need information or a climbing partner.