I am currently travelling the world with nothing but my crampons and a velvet jacket, having left my academic career as a biologist to follow my heart into the mountains :-D

I really love big, remote, adventurous days in the mountains: long rock, ice & mixed routes in the Alps, the Rockies or Scotland; touring and freeriding couloirs in Swizterland; or trekking in the jungles of Borneo.

I also like a bit of nice, relaxed crag climbing or bouldering on a warm summer's evening, but if I can get a long mountain day with someone I enjoying spending time with, that's what I love.

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Best Climbing Experience
Long mountain routes with an early start, good company and a sore-footed return: three days winter climbing camped under Mont Blanc du Tacul; four days snowboard-touring in the high Alps of Ticino; climbing Whiteman Falls in Canada; or the fantastic Bosigran Ridge with a 5am pre-dawn start.

Snowboard-touring in the picture-perfect, forested pre-Alps in 30cms of fresh powder, and anything in descent with a transceiver!

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UKC Volunteer
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Mount Hunter, Goat Mountain, Mount Murchison, Kicking Horse Canyon

Interests Outside Climbing
Snowboarding, DJing, sea kayaking. And science!

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I'm half-Swiss, and a bit of a geek.

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User Profile

registered 02/Apr/07
updated 12/Feb/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Ice - WI6
Alpine - TD-
Mixed - M5

Worked Grades
Indoor - 6c
Bouldering - V3

Main Sport/Activity
Winter Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
The Alps

Favourite Wall
Gaswerk, Zürich

I Climb...
Several times a week
All over the world

Favourite Climbs
Weeping Wall (Alberta)
Bosigran Ridge (Cornwall)
Gälliwändli (Kandersteg)
Savage Slit (Cairngorms)

Latest Climbs
Lancashire Wall HVS 5a
Flying Buttress Direct E1 5b
Big Chimney Arete HS 4b
Still Orange S 4a
April Crack HS 4b
Right-hand Trinity S 4a
Gargoyle Buttress VS 4b
April Crack HS 4b
Hargreaves' Original Route VS 4c
Central Trinity VS 4c
Christmas Crack HS 4a
Bamford Wall S 4a
Bamford Buttress S 4a
Dilemma ZigZag S
Black Arete V0 5a
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