Pekkie

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Originally from Middlesbrough (Like Liverpool but with ALL the windows put through). Took early retirement a few years ago and worked for several years as a consultant. Recently took on a new career as a writer of crime novels. Check my website www.petetrewin.com. As for climbing, seem to be getting more & more injuries so now confirmed grumpy old bumbly. Live 10 minutes from Pex Hill (where the name 'Pekkie' comes from) and have done the place to death.

Location
Liverpool

Best Climbing Experience
Early days at Scugdale and the Wainstones on the North York Moors (Blue Remembered Hills...). Usual suspects like the Corner, White Slab, North Crag Eliminate, Vector. Probably best day Lubyanka - lovely day, hard climbing, exposure, everything in doubt until your fingers close over that finishing jug. Oh and strangely cruising Staminade at Pex on a slack top rope when I was really fit. Once I could romp sustained Pex 6b (that's English)... ah, nostalgia's not what it used to be...

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Easily bored so love anything controversial - bolts, top roping, climate change, evolution - I'll stick my oar in.

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Runcorn Heath

Interests Outside Climbing
Bit of an eco-warrior. Love books and fancy myself as a bit of an intellectual. However, I was put in my place by Andy Popp when I entered into a debate with him on UKC on Proust. I beat a hasty retreat when it became obvious that Andy had actually read, and finished, 'A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu'. Oh, and member of RSPB - just love those Peregrines, Ring Ouzels and geese...?

Photo Gallery

A slatehead and a Malham-ite on one of the best slab pitches anywhere

A slatehead and a Malham-ite on one of the best slab pitches anywhere
© Pekkie

Phil Davidson on first ascent of Main Wall Pex Hill E5 6b 1981

Phil Davidson on first ascent of Main Wall Pex Hill E5 6b 1981
© Elaine Owen

Phil Davidson on the first ascent of Main Wall Pex Hill E5 6b 1981

Phil Davidson on the first ascent of Main Wall Pex Hill E5 6b 1981
© Elaine Owen

A slatehead in his element

A slatehead in his element
© Pekkie

Spiny Norman or what?

Spiny Norman or what?
© Pekkie

Pekkie topping out on The Rack 1992

Pekkie topping out on The Rack 1992
© Pekkie

Steve Tonks soloing The Knife - never had the balls myself.

Steve Tonks soloing The Knife - never had the balls myself.
© Pekkie

Rob on another of our routes at Frogsmouth Orgy of Ruin 6a

Rob on another of our routes at Frogsmouth Orgy of Ruin 6a
© Pekkie

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