Simon Alden

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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.


Best Climbing Experience
Cenotaph corner onsight, ice-climbing the first (and only) time on Snowdon, leading first ascent of "You Shall Not Pass"

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing history

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 55 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, Glass Wall, Wied Babu - West Side, Ghajn Abdul, Ghar ix-Xaghra, Wied Hasan Bouldering, Red Wall - Nizlet Majsi, Il-Gawwija Slabs, Hamrija Tower Slabs, Ta' Cenc, Monolith Buttress, Inland Sea - Tunnel Area, Stucco Walls, Wied il-Bassasa, Fomm ir-Rih Bay, Wied Il-Ghasel, Wied Babu Seaside, Chapel Buttress, Ghar Hasan - DWS, Xlendi Valley/ Munxar, Kercem Slabs, Diving Pool Area, The Azure Window, Inland Slabs, Wied Ilma, Wied Qirda, Il-Mara, Conitnuation Wall, Continuation Wall, Blue Grotto, San Dimitri, Ta' Saguna, Madonna Crag, South of Mars, Fruitcake land, Harq il-Hamiem, Thaiwand Wall, Dahlet Qorrot, Lower Sopu Tower, Sopu Tower, Tower of Power, Mixta Cave, Garden of Eden, Il-Latnija (Mellieha Cave), Wied Hallelin, Underworld

Interests Outside Climbing
Music, scuba-diving

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Anything Else We Should Know
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)

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