Iain Thow

Walking Guide in summer, mostly in NW Highlands,mainly for www.nwfrontiers.com
Outdoor shop staff in winter, in Castleton, Peak District www.safariquip.co.uk

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Location
Derbyshire/NW Highlands

Best Climbing Experience
How to pick one? Centurion, Hammer, Integrity, Direct(Mot), Little Brown Jug,
a week on Lundy, 100 routes in a day on Stanage, Reiff & Scugdale, Cuillin Ridge, Matterhorn, Nadelgrat, Aletschhorn, Grivola, Cook, Tasman, winter in Morocco,
Winter Pyrenees, scrambling in the Tatra

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Interests Outside Climbing
Reading (fairly varied), football (just watching these days), music (listening, gigs & playing guitar), wildlife


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Anything Else We Should Know
Suffering from the after effects of Lyme Disease since 2007
Wrote the SMC guide to scrambling in NW Scotland & Outer Hebrides, "Highland Scrambles North"

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User Profile

registered 02/Dec/08
updated 04/Dec/13

Age
55

Been Climbing For
More than 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - E1
Winter - III

Main Sport/Activity
Trad Rock Climbing

Favourite Crag/Rock
Stanage
Gritstone

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In the UK & Europe

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