Started climbing in 1971 with Scunthorpe Mountaineering club. Started doing the real stuff with Andy Hyslop in late 70s early eighties whilst at College. Got into Match Angling and potholing and climbing suffered. Now climb when I can but at a much lower standard.
Best Climbing Experience
Dream of White Horses one foggy morning with my old mate Ian Mateer, although many good days out with Andy Hyslop.
Interests Outside Climbing
Golf (play occasionally) and I am a member of a match fishing club and the Nottingham Piscatorial Society, one match a week in the season. I use my mountain bike when I get chance. I retired on 22nd March 2013 and seem to have less time than I had when i worked. I lost my wife to cancer on 7th June 2015, hope to get out climbing again soon.
About My Photography
Now use TZ55 cheap and cheerful but lousy for flare but fits in the pocket for climbing. Use a Sony A6000 for everything else.
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Anything Else We Should Know
Climbing suffered due to too much time potholing, fishing and golfing but I still like to climb when I can however successive neck,shoulder and back injuries( and the ageing process) prevent me from climbing to the standard I would like. Would be up for offers from anyone wanting to climb in the Peak from north Notts.
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E4
Winter - V
Trad - E4
Trad Rock Climbing
Once a month
In the UK
Scoop Wall and Sin at Stony
Dream Of White Horses and Gogarth at Gogarth
Debauchary and Highlight High Tor
Long John Slab on Froggat( Favourite solo but couldn't do it now!)
Cucumber Groove and Guts Ache Groove Willersley
Right unconquerable and
Inverted V Stanage
White Slab and Vember Cloggy
Pulpit Groove Lawrencefield
Cenotaph Corner Llanberis