Chris the Tall RIP

Married, climbing for over 30 years, mostly on peak grit, mostly in the VS-E2 range.
Tall, a bit too heavy and completely lacking in upper body strength.
Can occasionally be found soloing the classics on Stanage and Burbage, but have recently gone the way of many middle-aged men and got a bit too keen on cycling.
Formerly Peak area rep on the BMC National Council.

UKC Note - Sadly Chris was killed in a snorkelling accident in the Costa Blanca in November 2018. He was a prolific and much-loved contributor to the UKC community and will be sadly missed. We are leaving this profile here in memory of Chris.

Tribute thread: /forums/ukc/sad_news_from_the_costa_blanca-695859

Best Climbing Experience
Had some brilliant trips to the Dolomites, Kalymnos and Val Di Mello in recent years. Still buzzing from a route called Self-contol in Mello - perfect slab climbing in an awesome location

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Climbing in sunny places abroad.
Hearing about routes which require a long reach.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Skiing, Mountain Biking, bulls**tting about politics, volleyball, walking, tennis.
Likely to disrupt conversations with irrelevant trivia or a Half Man Half Biscuit lyric

About My Photography
I just point and shot, though not necessarily in that order. Been using a Canon Ixus for the last few years, and just bought a new one, though don't expect any dramatic improvements.

Photo Gallery

Looking down the long slab of Eterna Brigata VF, Marmolada, Dolemites

Looking down the long slab of Eterna Brigata VF, Marmolada, Dolemites
© Chris the Tall

Concrete Chimney, Gogarth

Concrete Chimney, Gogarth
© Chris the Tall

Soloing Johnny, Marin

Soloing Johnny, Marin
© Chris the Tall

Chateau at Aigle

Chateau at Aigle
© Chris the Tall

Sunset over Telendos

Sunset over Telendos
© Chris the Tall

Nick still on Formula One

Nick still on Formula One
© Chris the Tall

Nick on Formula One

Nick on Formula One
© Chris the Tall

Asteroidi, Val di Mello, Italy

Asteroidi, Val di Mello, Italy
© Chris the Tall

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Anything Else We Should Know
Have recently reached No 9 in the UK charts, as a credited backing vocalist for John Otway, along with 900 other people


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