Mainly into solo winter climbing and being alone on big mountaineering routes in Scotland.
Based in Glencoe April 2009 - April 2013, now living in the Cairngorms.
Best Climbing Experience
Four years living and working at the Clachaig Inn in Glencoe.
Winter solos of Taxus (III***), Archie's Ridge (III,4*), Staghorn Gully (III***), Devil's Rib (III*), Castle Ridge (III**), Stairway to Heaven (III*).
Soloing many of Scotland's great mountain routes, North-East Buttress, East Buttress Beinn Eighe, NE Ridge Aonach Beag, Great Ridge of Garbh Bheinn, Clach Glas-Blaven Traverse, Pinnacle Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean, West Buttress of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Raeburn's Buttress Direct of Sgorr Ruadh.
Many perfect spring days in the Cuillin.
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Moderator for 2 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: North Face of Sgor na h-Ulaidh, Sgurr nan Conbhairean Uaine
Interests Outside Climbing
Landscape photography, hill-running, hill-walking.
About My Photography
Published a fair few times - mainly landscapes. Focused on Scottish winter landscapes in particular, but also winter climbing and British wildlife photography.
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