Originally from Scotland, but been in England since 1985 and now in London.
Solid and reliable lead up to VS and some HVS. Enjoy both single-pitch (I learned to climb on gritstone) or multi-pitch mountain routes. Most of all, perhaps, I enjoy Alpine mountaineering.
I've decided to try to do the Alps 4000ers as the main challenge for my 50's. Also, nearly finished all the Munros in full winter conditions.
Retired, so almost always free for climbing of one sort or another.
Best Climbing Experience UK: Skye Ridge; Alps: Leading all 27 pitches of the N Ridge of the Piz Badile; Himalays: Gasherbrum II (2001), Ama Dablam (2002); S America: Huascaran (1999) & Alpamayo (2003) .
Best Onsights Trad - HVS Winter - III Alpine - D Sport - 6a
Favourite Crag/Rock Stanage is special
I Climb... Most weekends In the UK & Europe
Latest Climbs Frison-Roche TD- Cocher Cochon TD- South Ridge (voie normale) AD Dent Blanche 4,357m Torre Dülfer 4c Slab Direct 5b South-South-West Ridge AD South Ridge D Les Lépidoptères D Manhattan TD- Fraise des boâtchs D Epitaph Corner VS 4b Parker's Eliminate HVS 5a Crew's Route VS 4c Foghorn Groove VS 4c ... list all 958 climbs