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.
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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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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Anything Else We Should Know
I'm half-Swiss, and a bit of a geek.
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - E1
Ice - WI6
Alpine - TD-
Mixed - M5
Bouldering - V3
Several times a week
All over the world
Weeping Wall (Alberta)
Bosigran Ridge (Cornwall)
Savage Slit (Cairngorms)
Mont Blanc Traverse, Cosmiques hut to Gouter Hut PD
Cailloux, Bijoux, La Joux 3+
On La Joux Cool 5+
La Jouvencelle 4
La diamant vert 4
Chulilla pearl 6a
Three Monts route / Trois Monts PD
North Spur TD-
Petite Frounet D
Le esso 4+
Le clou que chante plus 5
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