Mainly into solo winter climbing and being alone on big mountaineering routes in Scotland.

Based in Glencoe April 2009 - April 2013, Cairngorms June 2013-April 2014, now living in the Peak District.

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Best Climbing Experience
Four years living and working at the Clachaig Inn in Glencoe.

Winter solos of Taxus, Archie's Ridge, Staghorn Gully, Devil's Rib, Castle Ridge, Stairway to Heaven.

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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UKC Volunteer
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,caving and potholing, hill-running.

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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registered 10/Sep/07
updated 27/Aug/14


Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years

Main Sport/Activity
Winter Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Aonach Dubh or The Cuillin

I Climb...
Several times a week
In the UK

Favourite Climbs
Taxus - Beinn an Dothaidh
Archie's Ridge - Aonach Dubh
Castle Ridge - Ben Nevis
Staghorn Gully - Creag Meagaidh
Nutcracker - Stob Coire nam Beith
North Buttress - Stob Ban
Pioneer Gully - Creag Coire an-t Slugain
Deep South Gully - Beinn Alligin

Central Buttress - Coire a'Ghrunnda
The Great Ridge - Garbh Bheinn
North-East Ridge - Aonach Beag
East Buttress- Beinn Eighe
Final Selection - Stag Rocks
Pinnacle Ridge - Sgurr nan Gillean
Clach Glas-Blaven Traverse

Latest Climbs
Route 3.5 VD
Broken Buttress VD
Flake Crack D
Route 3 VD
Blocked Gully M
Right-Hand Gully M
Left-Hand Gully M
Gully Wall D
High Buttress Arete D
Chockstone Chimney D
Gun-Cotton Groove VD
Sailor's Problem VD
Stoker's Wall D
Crack right of Stoker's Wall M 2c
Gunner's Gangway D
... list all 545 climbs

Ticklists BETA
Munros 74%
Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey 41%
... list all 2 ticklists

Climbs Wishlist
... not setup