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
Cathedral Peak Southeast Buttress A B and C 5.6
Ketron Classic V4
Duck Soup V0
Margo's Arete VB
Marty Lewis's Ever Changing Hair V2
Bleached Bones (Standing Start) V2
Circle of Life V0+
Shelia 5.10a
Patina V0
Hero Roof V0
Unamed Slab V0-
Iron Man V4
The Twins #16 - Unnamed VB
The Twins #17 - Unnamed V0
The Twins #20 - Unnamed V0
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