Summer ML (2005). Munro Compleater (many in winter). Preparation for Winter ML got me into winter climbing, followed by summer climbing too, though late in life (50 years old when started in Feb 2009). Had two operations on left ankle in 2012 and 2014 so not as dexterous as I used to be. Low summer grades. Lead V Diffs, occasional severes. Second up to VS. Love winter climbing, especially WI. Lead WI WI3/3+. Second WI 5 (USA Adirondack Mountains and Canadian Rockies). Scottish Winter led II, seconded IV, but that was before going abroad to USA for more consistent and more accessible (ie near roads) ice conditions.
Best Climbing Experience
Cuillin Ridge in 2 days.
Ice climbing in Adirondack Mountains in USA and Canadian Rockies
Sunny days in Peak District.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Winter Ice Climbing
Moderator for 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Poke-O-Moonshine
Interests Outside Climbing
Mountain Biking (e-Bike); Mountain Walking (though can't go as far or as fast as I used to with ankle). Dancing and DJ'ing. Musician (drums, keyboard).
Anything Else We Should Know
Love being outdoors! Had a couple of operations on a broken ankle (2012-2014) where cartilage was removed so can't jump about on it like I used to! On walk-ins/walk-ups I'm a fairly slow plodder rather than a fast jack-rabbit! 58 but young at heart!
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - S
Scrambling - 3
Winter - II
Ice - WI-3+
Indoor Ice Walls
Several times a year
In the UK, Europe & USA
Various WI in Adirondack Mountains USA: Power Play (WI5)
Positive Thinking (WI5-); The Waterfall (WI4+); Chiller Pillar (WI4); The Quarry (WI4+). Canadian Rockies - Weeping Wall (WI5)
Tokem Pole (WI5)
Louise Falls (WI4+ did it at night!); GBU (WI4) etc!
Some gullies in Sneachda.
Peak District: lots!