A little about me:
I started climbing in august of 2011. I have tried to keep a pretty open mind and listen to loads of advice, I find I've probably discarded nearlly as much as I've recieved.
I try to go as often as I can, twice a week is the norm. I boulder mainly to hone my pig ugly technique and build strength. I spend most of the summer hanging off local crags, theres some good'ens up north!
The winter I spend in and around the lakes messing about with crampons on, I can never get over how fantastic the lake district is, and right on our doorstep.
Climbing and trekking has been dominating my many hobbies of late, but when I'm not climbing I'm usually out taking photos or living out in the 'wild'. outside of the outdoor scene I race motorbikes and enjoy partaking in the F400 of north east motorcycle racing club. I run a local cadet detachment that I try to enfuse as much of the outdoors as possible into the structure of teaching!
There is loads of other stuff too but I'm pretty sure your sick of reading by now!
I am a pretty laid back guy and try to take most things as they are! I can't stand people who go out seeking misery in everything, you know who you are!
I like to think I'll tell it how it is and I suffer no fools. I dont like people who talk rubbish or just generaly lie.
I love to push things to the limit, as winston churchill said:
"Play with more than you can afford to lose...... and you'll learn the game"
and as ernest hemmingway said:
"there are only three types of sports; bullfighting, motorsport and mountaineering....... everything else is just a game!"
see you on the crag
Best Climbing Experience
Scafell pike winter ascent, 2 foot of snow
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
dunno really, anything i suppose
Interests Outside Climbing
barefoot, Racing, Shooting, Camping
About My Photography
I usually take pictures on a Nikon D40, however At the moment i have been using a canon G1X.
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I've voted for 27 photos, average vote 3.6.
(14% superb - 44% good - 25% average - 14% poor - 0% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
don't be nosey
Been Climbing For
Less than 1 year
Trad - HVS
Bouldering - f6A
Indoor - 6c+
Scrambling - 3
Trad - HVS
Bouldering - f6C+
Indoor - 7a
Winter - II
Newton Aycliffe, Boro boulder
Several times a week
In the UK
Scugdale - Chimney eliminate VS 4b
Wainstones - east sphinx direct VS 5a
Bowden Doors - Russet groove VD
Park Nab - Hara Kiri direct HVS 5b
Peel crag - Sunset S 4a
Russet Groove VD
West Corner S
West Chimney M
Hangover VS 4c
Bottoms Up HS 4b
Pisa Buttress VS 5a
Gravity Wall HS 4b
Gravity Wall Direct HS 4c
Galileo's Gully S 4a
Romulus HS 4b
Rake's Progress D
Curtain Crack VD
Curtain Call D
... list all 135 climbs
... not setup
Great Gable 899m
Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) 1,085m
Ben Nevis 1,344m
Scafell Pike 978m
... list all 5 climbs