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Inishowen

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I am Peter (1965) Ex-Leeds-based climber, moved to Inishowen, County Donegal 2002(for climbing, oh and love). Had 7yrs+ quality-new-routing fun, mostly with members of the Colmcille Climbers' Club; of which I became President.

Assisted Alan Tees with the annual Culdaff/Donegal Climbfests and produced photo-topo guides. Served as Donegal Guide Editor after Alan Tees (ex-CCC President and Ex President of MI) passed the role on. I have written historical, Donegal-related, articles for IMC Journal and Irish Exploration Journal.
Assisted in very minor role with Climbers' Club Mid-wales guide.
Name-checked in several Irish guides. Have climbed new routes in Yorkshire, Ireland and Wales so far...

Major accident at Trefor Rocks, Llangollen (June 2009). Fixed lower-off equipment failure. A big thanks to the thieves who stole the original, large-sized, maillons; the smaller sized replacement failed. The accident has screwed up my climbing, my career and opportunities for my children big-time. Multiple surgeries 2009-2015.

Hoping to get back into career and to climbing when fully healed.
Currently based in Wales.

Location
Aberystwth

Best Climbing Experience
Discovering climbing in my early 20s', in Yorkshire.
New routing while living in county Donegal - "quality not quantity, always".

Hugely proud of failing on an Arthur Dolphin VS at Almscliffe; the same month as on-sighting slate E4!!! Go figure, as they say.

Being elected as President: Leeds Met Uni MC and Colmcille Climbers' Club (x2) (Ireland).

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Donegal, Yorks & Peak grit cragging and Wales. Climbing friends.

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Interests Outside Climbing
A spot of photography, reading, bee-keeper, gardening and family.

Before accident: fell running, mountaineering, kajaking.

About My Photography
Really enjoy capturing the moment, whilst trying to let the landscape have a starring role too - 'sense of place'.

Photo Gallery

Peter Cooper 1st ascent Cimadero, Muckish, Donegal.

Peter Cooper 1st ascent Cimadero, Muckish, Donegal.
© Inishowen

Dave Millar on second ascent of Call me Ishmael. Now an Owey trade route I'm informed.

Dave Millar on second ascent of Call me Ishmael. Now an Owey trade route I'm informed.
© Inishowen

1st ascent Call Me Ishmael Peter Cooper and Valli Schafer 2007

1st ascent Call Me Ishmael Peter Cooper and Valli Schafer 2007
© Inishowen

Dave Millar and Valli Schafer new routing on sea stack, Owey 2007.

Dave Millar and Valli Schafer new routing on sea stack, Owey 2007.
© Inishowen

New routing Owey 2007

New routing Owey 2007
© Inishowen

Dave Millar and Ivan kroller new routing Owey 2007, west side of isle.

Dave Millar and Ivan kroller new routing Owey 2007, west side of isle.
© Inishowen

New routing Owey 2007

New routing Owey 2007
© Inishowen

2nd pitch

2nd pitch
© Inishowen

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(89% superb - 10% good - 0% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
Single, full-time, Dad to 3 daughters.


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