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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Anything Else We Should Know
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
Margo's Arete VB
Duck Soup V0
Ketron Classic V4
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 #17 - Unnamed V0
The Twins #16 - Unnamed VB
The Twins #20 - Unnamed V0
Lancashire Wall HVS 5a
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