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Chad123

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Enjoy living the good life and seeing the world, currently teaching in edinburgh having travelled the world lots in my 20s ticking lots of classics on the road, and occasionally teaching in order to eat! Spent a lot of time on holiday it seems! Now happily married to the lovely Emily who shares my love of the outdoors and we have three kids Ethan, Sara and Iona all under five which keeps us busy! I'm looking forward to taking them climbing when they get a bit older. The older two love bouldering already. More into bouldering and surfing these days to be honest...

Location
Edinburgh

Best Climbing Experience
Too many to pick one! Loved living in New Zealand and doing some awesome alpine peaks such as the memorable and stunningly beautiful Mount Aspiring. Favourite Euro alpine route probably Salbitschen west ridge, Comici route and Walker Spur and favourite winter routes probably Messiah, Silver Tear/Cooler and No1 Gully.

Long rock routes wise - the Grand Wall route in Squamish, the Vestpillaren in Lofoten and the Inshallah Factor in Wadi Rum definitely live up to the hype. (But which is better? Tough Call!)

South Africa was pretty amazing too - climbing in the Cederburg, Waterfall Boven, on Table mountain and the perfect bouldering at Rocklands....oh and my favourite long UK weekend was Fay, Diamond Smiles, Dreadnought and Heart of the Sun in the sunshine......honorable mention to the two times I've done Bloody Sunday in Hunstmans leap - 40m of perfection both times!

Finally a summer trip to the Alps in 2010 where I thought the Comici Route, the Walker Spur and Kundalini/Luna Nascente in the Val di Mello were all pretty amazing..and I got engaged too! :-)

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Personal Webpage
http://www.flickr.com/photos/65263061@N00/

Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 4 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Sanna Beach Bouldering, Rockham Bay, Cimaganda, Tiree bouldering

Interests Outside Climbing
Love all outdoor stuff, mountain biking, running, mountain marathons, skiing, kayaking etc. Running Coast to Coasts in New Zealand and Scotland, doing the Bob Graham Round, Mountain Biking and back country skiing at Whistler and in the Alps- Breche Puiseux, Glacier de Mort, Pas De Chevre, Andermatt and Valluga (St Anton) all very memorable....

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