Andy Say

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Ex-Typist. Ex-Compulsive attender of meetings. Holder of the holy grail that is known as the MIC -far more rigorous than the Guides carnet :-)
First route done was Route 1 on Burbage North, Spring 1966. Been climbing on and off ever since throughout the UK (even Lancashire - though I will regret that lapse for the rest of my life) and various obscure places abroad.

Just realised that I am 66 going on 100; so officially an extremely old git. Just have to rest on me laurels from now on (so updating logbook!) and collect my pension

Location
Wales and Lancs

Best Climbing Experience
The feel of the crystal under the middle finger of my left hand as I pulled into the crux move of Crazy Diamond with the whole crag to myself with an Autumn sun on my back and the mantra I can do this I can do this I can do this in my head.
Crawling over the top, completely pumped, on Wallbanger; just not my type of climb.
Keeping my head together on barmy Culm solos when the holds started to snap.
Finding the strangest gear on Solitude in Glencoe.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
How bolts are slowly destroying the universe by unbalancing the globe.
Anti-semitism and it's impact on the trad grading system of the UK.

Recent Postings

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Articles by Andy Say

Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 80 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Marciaga, Collias, Robin Hood Rocks, Crosano, Saint-Jean de Buèges, Roquebrun, Le Landeyran, Riesenstein, Pra Premier, L'orto ... plus 70 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Ben and Tom - my sons and the loves of my life.
Gardening.
Reading.
Beer.

About My Photography
Point and shoot.

Photo Gallery

Dawn.
From a bivvy near the Lavaredo Hut

Dawn. From a bivvy near the Lavaredo Hut
© Andy Say

Sgorr na Ciche and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh; Glencoe

Sgorr na Ciche and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh; Glencoe
© Andy Say

The way we were - 1967

The way we were - 1967
© Andy Say

Start 'em young....

Start 'em young....
© Andy Say

Sunrise on the Mitteleggi

Sunrise on the Mitteleggi
© Andy Say

Septumania; just over half way!

Septumania; just over half way!
© Andy Say

The view South from Heasgarnich to Ben More

The view South from Heasgarnich to Ben More
© Andy Say

San Bartolo; 'No es broma, es kanfor'.  Unknown climber powers up it.

San Bartolo; 'No es broma, es kanfor'. Unknown climber powers up it.
© Andy Say

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Anything Else We Should Know
What else is there to say! I grow a lot of my own vegetables?


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