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Way back in time before the onset of adulthood, with all its commitments & responsibilities, I enjoyed countless happy days heading off into the hills & countryside of Yorkshire with nothing more in my pockets than a return bus ticket, a squashed sandwich & a youthful sense for adventure!

Despite a 'few' years having passed since qualifying as anything like 'youthful' and work commitments keeping in the city for too long, the sense of adventure and love for the outdoors never left me. After digging my boots out and making a return to the hills I attended a couple of courses with the aim of improving my hill knowledge and skill base, it was during one of these course I was encouraged to join the Mountain Leader Training scheme and gained the Mountain Leader Award in April 2012.

As well as spending time in my local Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Lake District and the Highlands of Scotland, I have been fortunate to have enjoyed trips to the Nepalese Himalaya, Swiss Alps and Haute Route, Mallorca's Tramuntana, Andorra, snow shoe expeditions in the Hardangervidda region of Norway, Tanzania's Mt Meru & Kilimanjaro (via the Western Breach), France's Grand Massif, the Toubkal Massif of Morocco's High Atlas and Patagonia.

In between enjoying personal trips I added the Single Pitch and International Mountain Leader Awards. As I especially enjoy the challenges of the mountains in winter I was delighted to also gain Winter Mountain Leader Award early in 2016.

Currently I am focused on all things climbing and get out as often as possible.


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El Chorro, Costa Blanca, North Wales, Cairngorms Winter.

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