At 52 I'm still not sure what career path to take. To date I have spent the last 35 years ersing about on boats, deep sea and coastal,ranging from Tromso in the north to South Georgia in the Southern Ocean, USA in the west to Hong Kong and Philipines in the far east, visiting a few dodgy bars and Dens of eniquity along the way, currently employed discharging/loading container ships in the port of Grangemouth.

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Best Climbing Experience
Hunners'n hunners, nothing hard, too many to mention individually, lots of classic rock routes and countless winter days in the hills, family holidays to Slovenia, Austria and the Dolomites and trips with the box o' toys to Norway (ice), Costa Blanca and France clipping bolts. My final Munro being my 4 year old laddie's 1st, Climbing Dent Blanche, Eiger and the Matterhorn in a fortnight, ok it was guided but at 50 I wisnae mucking about....biological clock ticking!!!

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Interests Outside Climbing
Hillwalking, travel, music, fion dearg agus uisge beatha.

About My Photography
I know Diddely squat about photography. Only started taking the odd snap a couple of years ago after receiving a wee didgy camera as a gift. I tend to use the "Jesse James" method, shoot from the hip and hope for the best.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Tattoos are for life, if you are young and daft, or possibly young and sensible but a tad tipsy, think again!!!

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User Profile

registered 13/Dec/08
updated 25/Nov/10

Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years

Best Onsights
Trad - VS
Winter - III
Sport - 5a
Ice - WI4

Main Sport/Activity

Favourite Crag/Rock

I Climb...
Most weekends
In the UK & Europe

Favourite Climbs
Square Face Ben A Bhuird
Eagle Ridge Lochnagar
Grey Slab Coire Sputan Dearg
Savage Slit Coire an Lochan
Goat Track Gully Corie An't Sneachda
The Vent Coire an Lochain
Cioch Direct Sron Na Ciche
Arrow route Sron Na Ciche
Integrity Sron Na Ciche
Whispering wall Sgurr A'Mhadaidh
Pinnacle Ridge Sgurr nan Gillean
Dubhs Ridge Sgurr Dubh Mor
Cioch nose Sgurr a Chaorachain
Sword of Gidean Sgurr a Chaorachain
Bumbly One Sgurr a Chaorachain
Diabaig Pillar
Agags Groove Buachaille Etive Mor
January Jigsaw Buachaille
North Face Route Buachaille
Shackle Route Buachaille
North Buttress Buachaille
D Gully Buttress Buachaille
Curved Ridge (winter) Buachaille
Aonach Eagach (winter)
Whether wall
Whither whether The Cobbler
Sou'wester slabs Cir Mhor
Calibans Creep Cir Mhor
Little Chamonix Shepherds crag
Spartan Slab Beinn Trilleachan
Eves Arete Aonach Dubh
Archer Ridge Aonach Dubh
Quiver Rib Aonach Dubh
Curving Crack Aonach Dubh
Great Ridge Garbh Bheinn
Severni raz Mala Mojstrovka
Kranjska poc Mala Mojstrovka
Slovenian Route North Face Triglav
West Ridge Marmolada
Douglas Boulder Direct Ben Nevis
Tower Ridge Ben Nevis (winter)
Tower Ridge Ben Nevis (summer)
No 2 Gully Ben Nevis
No 3 Gully Ben Nevis
North Gully Ben Nevis
Ledge Route (winter) Ben Nevis
NC Gully Stob Corrie nan Lochan
Forked Gully Stob Corrie nan Lochan
Dorsal Arete Stob Corrie nan Lochan
Boomerang Gully Stob Corrie nan Lochan
Sron na Lairig Stob Coire Sgreamhach
Central Gully Bidean
North West Gully Stob Coire nam Beith
Summit Gully Stob Coire nam Beith
Central Gully Ben Lui
South Rib Ben Lui
Main Wall Gimmer crag
Outside Edge Cwmn Silyn
Grooved Arete Tryfan
Liathach ridge traverse (winter)
The Saddle (winter)
Pygmy Ridge
Afterthought Arete
The last Eighty Ben An
Upper Couloir Stob Ghabhar