Recently hit 40, can be argumentative and a little subversive, but generally chilled and like to think I'm one of the good guys.
Not climbing as much as I used to, but still loving getting out in the mountains, long easy routes on rock and pushing things a bit harder in the winter especially on water ice. Loving my running and never been as fit as a consequence.
Professional life is all about planning, regeneration and the trials and tribulations of life in local government.
Best Climbing Experience
Old Man Hoy was great. Any route which has challenged me and I have overcome the challenge. My first Scottish winter route, Tower Ridge. Any time I am on Skye, even if the weather is poor. Hero worship by Japanese tourists in the Alps (I think they were confused). Just being there in Patagonia.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Why people spend too much money on waterproofs.
Currently at number 17 in the Top 40 Posters.
Interests Outside Climbing
Politics and current affairs. Sport in general, but especially athletics. Food and drink.