Currently Professor of Cunning at The University of Life.
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Dundee/ Milton Keynes
Best Climbing Experience
The Dubhs Ridge with a boat-trip in from Elgol, with Bill Barron, 8.9.2013: 3h30 from Loch Coruisk to Sg. Dubh an Da Bheinn
Stac Pollaidh complete ridge and Suilven complete ridge on successive days with Alastair and Bill Barron, June 2012
Nadelhorn, Bishorn, Ulrichshorn with Dave Ball and Richard Hughes, July 2011
Lagginhorn W ridge, solo, 2.8.2011
D Gully Buttress and Agag's Groove, 1.7.11, with DB
Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean and Clach Glas traverse, 11-12.6.11, with Bill Barron
The Cuillin traverse, June 19-20 2010, N to S, with BB: TD Gap sidled, and a world record slow time for this route (31h 25m), but two fabulous days in the best hills in Britain is what I care about
The White Line with Steve Garbutt and Chris Dale, March 2010
Seconding my first E1 (Death Cap, E1 5a***, Earnsheugh), September 2007, with Henning Wackerhage
Biancograt, Piz Bernina, August 2007, with Adam Henly
Smith's Route, Ben Nevis, March 2007, with HW
Squareface, Beinn a' Bhuird, July 2006, with HW
Eagle Ridge, Lochnagar, June 2006, with HW and AH
Castor, Monte Rosa range, August 2005, with HW
Observatory Ridge, Ben Nevis, in Alpine conditions, January 2005, with HW
(Half way up) Mt Shuksan, WA USA, March 2003, with the British Columbia Climbing Club
Integrity, Sron na Ciche, in the sunshine, July 2002, with Eric Olson
Mt Lendenfeld, Cook range, NZ, January 2001, with Hugh Barnard
All 9 Fannaich Munros, Wester Ross, May 1991, alone
Pen Y Ghent in deep snow, January 1976, with a clutch of uncles
Holcombe Hill, Lancashire (numerous ascents before 1970, with various artists)
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