Grew up in the West country and South Wales and cut my teeth climbing age 15+ in the Wye valley, learning from books and having epics on borrowed scout climbing gear (Think Joe Brown and Troll!). A member of the Newport Moutaineering Club at the time which was brilliant.
Moved to Sheffield for University to study Physics and Astronomy. Wasted my opportunity here to climb and spent an unhealthy amount of time out of lectures helping to crew gigs.
Have been teaching Physics now since 1996
after a few years off, getting back into climbing, particularly with my daughters on a Friday night.
ML summer and RCI
Best Climbing Experience Climbing in new and exciting places in good situations.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic Physics, Theory of Knowledge, classic cars, occasional silliness.
Best Onsights Trad - E3 Sport - 6b Indoor - 6b Bouldering - V2
Worked Grades Trad - E2 Sport - 6b+ Bouldering - V4
Main Sport/Activity Cycling/Mountain Biking
Favourite Crag/Rock Shorn Cliff Gritstone
I Climb... In the UK & Europe
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