Flinticus

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My dog, my best friend, my outdoor companion and comrade died 17 February 2016
RIP Filnt
I learned a lot from you.

Kelp has since arrived to enrich my life. Another collie, born 14 December 2015. She has a lot to live up to but is doing a great job of it so far. We've already got five summit camps under our collar.

A kind of munro, corbett & graham bagger (most of the hills left to 'bag' are now a weekend or longer trip away so I am going up some again (often with no recollection at all of the first ascent), usually by different routes, seasons or under different cloud formations. I like scrambling, camping (in high places or by water) and walking any time of the year, though less so summer as its too warm, busy and midgey. I also call myself a (f*&%ing) cyclist, having commuted to work by bike for most of my life, even taking my trike to the meat quarry as a wee lad.

Largely focused on indoor bouldering since started into this climbing thing (back in March 2011), spoilt with living close to both the GCC and the TCA.

Started outdoor lead August 2015 but shoulder injury and crap weather means I've not done really anything since. Climbed some small easy sport and trad routes solo (don't climb enough to have a climbing partner). To be honest I prefer walking / camping with my dog so when the weekend comes and I can get away, that's my preference.

Location
Scotland

Best Climbing Experience
Very limited. All indoors apart from some pottering about on boulders and a few short routes. First route: Zebra at Craignaw in Galloway, a VS 5a.

My best experiences are high camps in the Scottish mountains or staying in remote bothies, shared with my dog.

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Interests Outside Climbing
See above, my old dog, Flint (now only living in my memory - how difficult that is to accept) & music (gigs & vinyl).

About My Photography
Used to do it fairly seriously then largely gave it up.

Photo Gallery
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I've voted for 207 photos, average vote 4.1.
(42% superb - 35% good - 16% average - 5% poor - 0% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
My walking partner, my dog, Flint, for 6/7 years, has now tragically been too old / disabled (arthritis & spondylosis) over the last 2 years to go out into the hills with me. I miss his company.

Since the above was written, Flint has died, putting an end to what was a cherished nine years sharing the adventure that is life. I miss him every day.


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