Northern Mountain Monkey

I was a frustrated mountaineer living in the flatlands of Lincolnshire so I decided to go to Sheffield Uni. I have extensive experience of Lake District mountains in all conditions and have also lots of experience of Scotland at Easter and I can't get enough!!! Having lived the dream in Scotland, play hard and climb hard (often)! I am now a Geography teacher in Sheffield.

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Best Climbing Experience
Summiting my first Alpine peak, I could have stayed on the top forever! and also lots of excellent days out in Scotland at Easter. Leading Raven Crag Gully in -5 C no wind, blue skies and bomber neve and fat ice. Climbing the Svolvaergeita in Lofoten and just being in Lofoten! Leading first E1, summiting the Nadelhorn 4,327m which was my first 4,000er, topping out in spindrift and a whiteout after a great route on the Ben. Something I have wanted to do since I first saw the North face. Leading all the pitches on 0.5 gully in good conditions with my best mate as his first time up the Ben and only his 5th winter route! Leading Inaccessible Gully in the Lakes, best pitch I have led on anything!

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lakes this weekend on 12-Dec-14

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Interests Outside Climbing
I am a dedicated outdoor enthusiast. I go Caving, Fell Running, Mountain biking, Hill walking, ski-ing, trad rock climbing and winter climbing (when I get near to some ice!!!)I Love Music such as Jimi Hendrix, The Stone Roses, U2, The Charlatans, Led Zepellin, The Who, The Coral, John Lee Hooker, Gomez, Supergrass, Oasis, The Music, Captain Beefheart, John Cooper Clarke and lots more. I am also a guitarist but have never found a drummer to form a band!!

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Anything Else We Should Know
I am a Yorkshireman and proud!!! I would really like to go on an expedition and do some first ascents, particularly in Greenland.

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registered 21/Mar/03
updated 11/Apr/13


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Winter - V
Trad - E2

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Great Gully Right Hand branch V
Silver Tear V
Little Chamonix VD
Shepherds Crag borrowdale
Corvus D
Raven Crag borrowdale
Long Tall Sally E1 5b
Burbage North
Birch Tree Wall VS 4c
Allan's Crack VS 4c
Parson's Chimney HS 4b
Fluted Columns VDiff
Dental Slab S
Quien Sabe? VS 4c
Tody's Wall
HVS Froggat
Gillercombe Buttress S 4b
Gillercombe Borrowdale
Eliminate A
VS 4c Dow
S. Ridge Direct
400m VS 4c
Spartan Slab
VS 5a
Etive Slabs
South Face:Direct Route D-
Naranjo de Bulnes Picos de Europa
Hohlaubgrat and traverse to the Alphubel AD-
Valais Alps east Switzerland
1910 Ruta S 4a (ish) Svolaer Goat
Lofoten Islands Norway
Raven Crag Gully III/IV
Point Five Gully V
Ben Nevis
Innaccessible Gully
5 E.Lakes

Latest Climbs
Poacher's Fall V 5
Broad Crag Gully II/III
South Post Direct V 4
Trough Gully II/III
Terminal Velocity III 3
Tower Scoop III
South-West Ridge IV 5
Brimstone Groove IV 3
Fifth Chimney III
Crinkle Gill Left II/III
Menage a Trois V 6
Number Two Gully II
The Wand V 5
Central Gully Left Branch III
Little Gully Right Left Branch III
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