Best Climbing Experience
Frendo Spur in a single 9 hour push.
Managing not to die on the descent of the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey.
Every move of Sticil Face, soaking up the incredible Shelterstone atmosphere.
Getting buzzed by an Apache helicopter on the crux of Gargoyle Wall on a bluebird day on the Ben.
Agag's Groove in winter - an inspirational route that I couldn't quite believe I'd managed to do. Shame we epic'd on the descent. Getting back to my London apartment at 5:30 Monday morning, grabbing a shower and heading straight to work was one of the grimmer parts of my climbing career.
Watching the sun melt into the Atlantic from the top of Presten after having climbed the immaculate Himmelen Kan Vente, hands and toes burning from many, many metres of perfect granite.
Collapsing back at the tent for a cool beer after finally realising the long term ambition of enchaining all of the Ben Nevis ridges in winter in a day.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Greater ranges craziness, alpinism, winter etc.
Moderator for 10 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Brenta Group, Monte Agner, Njupeskar, Mont Gruetta, La Esfinge, Rubihorn (Nordwand), Hexennase, Sylvensteinsee, Jochberg, Schneefernerkopf
Interests Outside Climbing
Running, physics, philosophy.
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I've voted for 48 photos, average vote 4.4.
(68% superb - 18% good - 4% average - 2% poor - 6% rubbish)
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Ice - WI-6
Trad - E3
Winter - VII
Alpine - ED1
Several times a week
All over the world
North Face Original Route ED1
Goûter Route PD
Peutérey Integral ED1
Peigne-Pelerins-Deux Aigles-Plan Traverse TD
The North Face TD+
Kirchl Ideale VI+
Zwischen den Toren VII
Li Maye Dulfer TD+
Pilier Candau D
Le Rateau West Ridge (Normal Route) PD
Voie des Plaques PD+
Voie Directe TD
South Ridge PD
West Ridge D
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Extreme Alpine Rock 7%
Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif 16%
ROCKFAX Chamonix: Top 50 29%
Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice 7%
Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif 24%
Cold Climbs 16%
Ben Nevis Ridges 100%
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Nordendspitze (Shroud Direct) TD
Weg der Chaoten VII-
Arête Charlet-Straton D
Dôme de Neige des Écrins - Pilier central TD+
Voie Directe de Droite (Cambon-Francou) ED1
West-southwest Ridge (Arbengrat) AD
Renaudie Direct (Central Spur) V
Signalkuppe (Centenary Route) ED1
Andreani-Nessi Route ED1
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