I've been climbing for about 30 years now, mostly in Malta but have done quite a few routes in the UK and on the continent. Put up some hard(ish), for Malta at the time, first ascents in Malta in the 80s and early 90s. Now enjoy new routing and introducing beginners to the sport.
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Best Climbing Experience
Cenotaph corner onsight, ice-climbing the first (and only) time on Snowdon, leading first ascent of "You Shall Not Pass"
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Moderator for 52 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Spezz Corner, Mgarr ix xini, Ix-Xaqqa, Wied Il-Mielah, Dwejra, Victoria Lines, The Blue Grotto, Ghar Lapsi, Medusa Tower, Calypso ... plus 42 more
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Am President of the Malta Climbing Club. I also assisted Roger Brookes produce the 1986 guidebook supplement "Malta New Climbs". Currently developing many new sports routes in Gozo and Malta. Just co-authored new sport climbing guide to Malta and Gozo (Nov 2013)