Enthusiastic climber hampered by the competing requirements of work and family life.
Trying to keep my hand in while the kids are small, all the while planning my triumphant comeback! Timetable for this is slipping...but the small fellow is now climbing, so there is light on the horizon.
Best Climbing Experience
First day ice climbing on carrauntoohil way back in 1988
A couple of memorable alpine bivies.
Sunrise on the Midi-Plan traverse
Any day out in "Full Scottish" conditions also sticks in the mind (perhaps not in a good way!)
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Pretty much anything
Interests Outside Climbing
Geology, cycling, old motorcycles
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E1
Winter - IV
Trad - 5.10c
Trad - 6c+
Trad Rock Climbing
Ailladie, Co. Clare
Once a month
In the UK & Europe