Flinticus

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My dog, my best friend and outdoor companion died 17 February 2016
RIP Flint. 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 ten or more mountain camps, including nine summits from Beinn na h-Uamha to Binnein Shios, under our collar.

A kind of munro, corbett & graham bagger (most of the hills left to 'bag' are now a weekend or overnight trip away so I am going up some again (often with no memory of the first ascent), usually by different routes, seasons or under different cloud formations. I like scrambling, camping 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 I starting climbing (March 2011) but now progressing onto the big boys' lead wall at the GCC.

Did an outdoor sport climbing course in August 2015 but not pursued that activity since...loads of reasons, some good. 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
My dogs. Music.

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

Photo Gallery

Camp on Sgurr na Sgine. A Tarptent, Moment DW.

Camp on Sgurr na Sgine. A Tarptent, Moment DW.
© Flinticus

Cloud inversion over Loch Voil

Cloud inversion over Loch Voil
© Flinticus

East of Loch Shiel 2013. A freezing cold night.

East of Loch Shiel 2013. A freezing cold night.
© Flinticus

Ben Challum

Ben Challum
© Flinticus

Flint and me on Suilven, a perfect moment

Flint and me on Suilven, a perfect moment
© Flinticus

East Fannichs, April 2012. Flint leading the way.

East Fannichs, April 2012. Flint leading the way.
© Flinticus

Weather fronts sweeping over Gleann Dubh Lighe

Weather fronts sweeping over Gleann Dubh Lighe
© Flinticus

Summit of Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) shortly after the clag, which had capped it all the way up, lifted.

Summit of Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) shortly after the clag, which had capped it all the way up, lifted.
© Flinticus

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Anything Else We Should Know
Climbing comes second. My dog leads.


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