love climbing, love trad, getting used to sport. Was always a long route dude, and avoided single pitch stuff if I could, but as 95 of my 120 new routes are sadly single pitch (due to location restrictions rather than choice), I am getting used to single pitch stuff now. But how I hanker for 15 pitches...
Best Climbing Experience 1. Getting my parents to climb
2. Knowing that several of my ex-students are qualified instructors now
3. Watching my students take their first lead climbs
4. Spending 6 weeks in Yosemite in 2003
5. Going back and doing Epinephrine (Red Rocks) my way (properly) in 2007
Interests Outside Climbing Lotus Flower (Canada)
Screaming Yellow Zonkers (Smith)
Stoner's Highway (Yosemite)
Harding Icefield combined with a sea kayak finish into Homer
Want to drive from the UAE through the middle east ticking off all the climbing spots and finish when I hit Europe. Would love to explore the Rub Al Khali (empty quarter) on camel (this I admit would require me using a guide).
This winter am heading to South America for some mountaineering.
Want to paddle from east coast of Canada to west coast of Canada - and over winter somewhere where I can ski.
Get more new routes done, find new partners to get more new routes done faster, paddling, road biking (mtn biking when I can), skiing and ski mtneering and touring, rafting, wanting to learn how to surf.
About My Photography would like to be better
Anything Else We Should Know In 2011 I hitch hiked solo from the east of Canada to the west - absolutely the best adventure I've ever had. Ski mountaineered up Mt Blanc. Did the Haute Route. Taken clients up to summit Mt Rainier, and 3 separate school groups up Kili. Have at long last passed my MIA, so with my winter ML already taken care of years ago, I can put some attention back into my winter stuff and go for my MIC training. But I can also now focus on building up my paddling quali's to where they should be.
Favourite Climbs East Buttress Middle Cathedral
CA(any of the 3 variations).
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Colorado(less cos of the climb - its ok - more cos the trip we had was wonderful).