UKH Editor, Gear Editor for UKH and UKC, and guidebook author. Into long hill days, scrambles and classic punter's climbs both summer and winter. Climbing-wise I've always been a talentless bumbler, but that's fine by me. I prefer big easy mountain routes and I'm just as happy scrambling as cragging. But the Mrs has just bought me a finger board, so who knows ...the sky's the limit.
Best Climbing Experience
You can't recreate the buzz of the new: learning to lead at Ilkley and Almscliff; first multi pitch route (something on Lliwedd; we were never sure what); first time in the Alps (we got bugger all done); first glimpse over the zawn to Wen slab; first time up Tower Ridge in decent nick; first ascent of some Pennine winter esoterica...
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Anything about Scottish mountains
Articles by Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
Interests Outside Climbing
Hillwalking, mucking about in sea kayaks, mucking about on guitars (all with mixed success)
About My Photography
Fire off hundreds and one or two might turn out OK. I really must learn to use a camera one day.
Click to list photo comments written by me. (46 comments)
I've voted for 67 photos, average vote 4.7.
(70% superb - 28% good - 1% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)
Been Climbing For
11 to 20 years
Winter - IV
Trad - E2
Sport - 6b+
Leeds University back in the day
In the UK & Europe
I could say something like Centurion or Cenotaph Corner or the Cuillin ridge but I'd hate to be predictable. If you define 'favourite' as the number of times you've repeated a route then my top 10 are probably all on the Hawkcraig.
Meall a' Bhuachaille 810m
Garbh Chioch Mhor - Garbh Chioch Bheag 968m
Garbh Chioch Mhor 1,013m
Ben Aden 887m
Sgurr na Ciche 1,040m
Sgurr nan Coireachan 953m
Ben More Assynt 998m
Ben More Assynt - South 960m
Suilven - Caisteal Liath 731m
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Top ridge scrambles of Britain 2%
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