Am currently living in Indonesia, teaching English. Haven't climbed since I've been here, that's nearly a year. Looking forward to doing some when I am back in the UK between June and September!
Palermo and Sheffield
Best Climbing Experience
Soloing my first winter gullies (Aladdin's Couloir and Jacob's Ladder) and the "yessssssssssssssss!!!!" feeling on topping out and taking in some stunning views. Fab day out. :-D
My first mountain route in the sun on Gimmer in the Lake District with Cara! Ash Tree Slabs and C Route. Fantastic weather, enjoyable climbing and generally masses of fun :-)
(In a perverse way, also our ascent of Great Gully on Crag Yr Ysfa in Wales--vegetated, troll snotty, dead sheep-infested, utterly vile; but what an adventure!!)
August Bank holiday 2007 Arran trip is now up there among the favorites, with my first Scottish mountain route, Sou'wester Slabs. Definitely top in terms of location and situation!! And the full moon rising over the mountains on the first evening was fabulous!
Attempting an enchainment in North Wales recently, did Grooved Arete and Chasm Route, intended to do Sub Cneifon Rib and Cneifon Arete as well but didn't get there! Fab long mountain day out that has given me a taste for more...
Any time I get out with a group of mates, have fun, push myself, go somewhere new, climb something different--for me that's what it is all about :)
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
First Aid courses, Mountain Rescue, Experience and how it is gained, Indoor vs Outdoor and similar...
New (to me) locations, exotic places that I dream about visiting (e.g. Lofoten), Climbing psychology...
Interests Outside Climbing
Teaching, cooking vegan food, reading, writing stuff, swimming and snorkelling, walking, going to the beach, learning about life.
About My Photography
Point and click! My memories :)
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Anything Else We Should Know
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway...
Been Climbing For
4 to 10 years
Trad - HVS
Winter - I
Sport - 5a
Trad - HVS
Sport - 5a
Indoor - 6b
Trad Rock Climbing
Cir Mhor, Arran
The Climbing Works
Several times a year
In the UK & Europe
Anything I get to the top of...