In January 2006 I had the first of four operations to rebuild my right leg the last of which was in November 2007. On the 06/01/08 I did my first winter climb since the operations,out on Helvellyn crampons,ice axe the full works . My climbing history,well I promised my surgeon I would give up rock climbing,but I am still going to climb mountains from my favorite hill Helvellyn to Scotland Wales Austria and  Mont Blanc I hope to return to most of them one day ......Bighell

More Injuries and operations one to the left elbow which I damaged jumping off the climbing wall at Preston,followed by a broken foot,which I did running up our stairs in 2011. Then last year descending Froswick in the Lakes the meniscus in the left knee went snap, so another operation to fix this which also found the hole in the knee cap,resulting in the Hemicap Knee implant on 27/3/14.

Well Its still great being out there !

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Best Climbing Experience
Lots....Gullies mostly in the lakes and some Alpine days.

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My wife and two children both girls..YUK.. Oh yes and the doom of man 'MR BEER'

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+BigHell, 76 kb

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registered 14/Jan/08
updated 21/Jun/14


Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Worked Grades
Winter - I

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock
St. Sunday Crag

Favourite Wall

Best Magazine
Trail (UK)

I Climb...
Several times a year
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Pinnacle Ridge St Sunday Crag and any route possible to the summit of Helvellyn.

Latest Climbs
Red Pike (Buttermere) 755m
Kinder Scout 636m
Heron Pike 612m
Fleetwith Pike 648m
The Howitzer 1
Helm Crag 405m
Jack's Rake 1
Ill Bell 757m
Ill Bell 757m
Spline D
Deep Groove D
Raven crag gully 2
Kilnshaw chimney the Climb Out Traverse 2
Black Shiver Gully I/II
Falls Foot (Gully 1) I
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