Been climbing a long time off and on. Love all aspects from walking and scrambling to alpine, himalayan epics. Favourite is alpine routes, rock and mixed.
Trad climbing all over England and Wales on a regular basis. Sport in New Zealand, France, Switzerland. At least one trip per year winter climbing in Scotland / Wales or Lakes. About 25 summer alpine seasons in Europe, 2 in New Zealand and expeditions to Iceland and Khumbu area of the Himalaya (4 peaks attempted, 3 climbed).
Spent a couple of years teaching climbing thirty years ago then changed career. As an ML I supervise D of E gold expeditions as a volunteer for local schools.
Best Climbing Experience
Racing up the Papillons Ridge late on a sunny afternoon with nobody else on the route at all! ( Long walk back to the valley though! )
Climbing Mt Ruapehu then skiing down ( quite quickly as it started to erupt )
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Finding out about Alpine routes I want to do.
Interests Outside Climbing
Skiing, scuba diving ( Trimix ), fell running ( gasping ), photography, sailing
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