Best Climbing Experience
Having climbed since I was a young teen there have been a lot of standout days on the hill, but the most memorable have been with friends, sometimes going-for-it and many others just enjoying the climbs, laughs, banter and scenery. The best - possibly a long day on Bosigran followed by Cider at The Meadery and the next day baking on the beach.
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Asking for info on places or climbs I would love to visit or try.
Articles by Mark Glaister - Assistant Editor
Interests Outside Climbing
The beach, running, reading and puzzle solving.
About My Photography
My photography started in earnest very late on in my climbing career spurred on by a chance encounter whilst modeling in Yosemite! I am far from being the greatest climbing writer and photographer but what I do try to do is produce guides and articles that I would have liked to have bought before I went. I often get asked about all things to do with climbing photography and one of the things that I tell people is that to get the shots it is about 30% technical and 70% effort, plus a bit of luck. A quick look through the profile and galleries here on UKC illustrates this well when kit possessed and images produced are compared.
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I've voted for 114 photos, average vote 4.5.
(59% superb - 30% good - 8% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E5
Sport - 7b+
Winter - V
Bouldering - V5
Trad - E7
Sport - 8a
Bouldering - V8
Trad Rock Climbing
Several times a week
All over the world
Moonraker (Old Redoubt) Doorpost (Bosigran) Old Man of Hoy (Orkney) Zoolook (Malham) Suicide Wall (Cratcliffe) Black Magic (Pentire) Vulcan (Tremadoc)
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The Holy Hand Grenade 7a
Smack the Juggler 6b+
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