I've climbed for about 6 to 7 years. I spent two years working as an instructor of multi activities, including climbing and abseiling but also paddlesports and archery and stuff. I got my SPA and my Level 2 in coaching paddlesports. Now working in Industrial Rope Access in London (unfortunately) and currently undergoing a Level 3 qual in Fabrication and Welding. Looking to move to Yorkshire later this year
Best Climbing Experience
Why is it that so many people I know had there best experiences on far less challenging ground! I did a Vdiff multi pitch called bottle buttress recently with a mate in the Wye Valley. Although the climbing wasn't tricky, I did the climb with my approach boots on and wearing my back pack. This alone made the route feel more like a proper journey, but the real highlight for me was being stood changing gear over at the 3rd stance on a smallish ledge, with only rock around and just an amazing exposed feeling looking over the river wye with everything I had with me. Felt a little bit like a mini big wall adventure
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
I am absolutely obsessed with reading books and autobiographies about alpinism and although don't have loads of winter experience I definitely have vision for that to be a big part of my mountaineering future
Interests Outside Climbing
Before climbing I was pretty enthusiastic about playing music and songwriting. I'm also very into mountain biking, paddlesports although I never get to do it these days.