birks3746

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Climbed as a kid (didnt realise how lucky I was to have mountaineering parents), quit when I was a stroppy teenager, the fire was re-kindled a couple of years ago.

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Best Climbing Experience
Too many. Its all about having fun isn't it? But here's a few that really stick in the memory...

- The Dibona. What a climb. I seem to find when things don't quite go to plan give the most memorable experiences, but this is the only time only route I've done where it went perfect and the memory is still very strong, absolutely stunning route.
- Mittenlengi Integrale. Our first alpine objective was the matterhorn which we trained for all spring, I knew every in and out of the topo and route beforehand, got way too stressed about and got totally battered by bad weather. A week later with a postcard for a guidebook, enthusiasm of youth and 3 days of complete adventure, we were on the summit of the Eiger.
- Learning to ice climb on the Frendo. Again we learned a lot, very quickly

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Swinging leads with Dad (aged 70) on Dream of White Horses. Doesn't get better than this.

Swinging leads with Dad (aged 70) on Dream of White Horses. Doesn't get better than this.
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Neil Foster (I think) on Dream

Neil Foster (I think) on Dream
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Swinging leads with Dad (age 70) on Dream. Doesn't get better than this

Swinging leads with Dad (age 70) on Dream. Doesn't get better than this
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Another fantastic route swinging leads with Dad (aged 70).

Another fantastic route swinging leads with Dad (aged 70).
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Sarah Birkill on p4 of Dream, belayed by Neil Foster or Maurice Birkill, approx 1981

Sarah Birkill on p4 of Dream, belayed by Neil Foster or Maurice Birkill, approx 1981
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Dream of White Horses, approx 1981.

Dream of White Horses, approx 1981.
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