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RIP Flint
My dog, my best friend, my companion and comrade.
17 February 2016

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.

Let's face it, a kind of munro, corbett & graham bagger (most of the hills left to 'bag' are now mainly a weekend or longer trip away so I am now even going up some hills again (usually with no recollection at all of the first ascent), often by different routes. I like scrambling, camping (in high places and by loch sides) and walking any time of the year. Also cycle, though mainly just the ride to work, the climbing wall or to the supermarket to pick up beer and soup (when will alcoholic soup hit our supermarket shelves?).

Largely focused on 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.


Best Climbing Experience
Very limited. Very limited indeed! 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.

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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).

About My Photography
Used to do it fairly seriously then largely gave it up. Digital made the whole manual developing process & skills etc obsolete and, if you want to take it seriously, it eats money. Also, I was in danger of becoming obsessive.

Photo Gallery
Click to view Flinticus's gallery. (59 photos)
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Click to list photo comments written by me. (58 comments)
I've voted for 208 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. Damn it, I miss him every day.

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