Been climbing seriously for a good few years and still fully obsessed; I really need to go bouldering more! However big Mountain route are top of the list. I really enjoy craging near my limit, but equally enjoy a day of easy rock if there's some quality rock, good company or history involved. Anything in winter good but always enjoy the less frequented venues. Had a few trips to the Alps both ski touring and mountaineering and loving it. Also looking to try my hand at some expedition style mountaineering and I'm scheming for the future.
I enjoy anything to do with the hills (was brought up in Newtonmore so pine for them when I'm in Edinburgh) this usually involves going down them fast as I can, mountain biking and snowboarding are my other main sports. Gradually mellowing as I get older though and I’ve started to enjoy the odd plod as well.
Personal page and blog at: www.andymain.co.uk
Best Climbing Experience "Centurion" on the longest day of the year and bouldering around the tents in the perpetual half light of sunset/dawn.
Topping out through the cornice on "Tower Ridge" and climbing into the sunset.
"Fingers Ridge" covered in powder during a blizzard.
The flake pitch on "Bludgers Revaluation", it just kept on coming.
Latest Climbs Beinn a' Ghlo - Carn nan Gabhar 1,121m Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain 1,070m Carn Liath 975m Mount Keen 939m Beinn Dorain 1,076m Beinn an Dothaidh 1,004m Ben Oss 1,029m Beinn Dubhchraig 978m Bidean nam Bian 1,150m Stob Coire Sgreamhach 1,072m Driesh 947m Mayar 928m Un père Noël pour Lucy 6a Voie Rébuffat - Terray 5c La Daïlle à Dédé 4c ... list all 1163 climbs
Ticklists Munros 28% Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey 13% Scottish Rock Climbs **** 15% Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes 11% Alpine 4,000ers 4% Top ridge scrambles of Britain 12% Scotland's 4000ers100% Robin Smith Legacy 6% Ultimate Scottish Rock 8% 100 Aberdeen North East Classics! 13% ... list all 18 ticklists
Climbs Wishlist Dives/Better Things HS 4b The Great Chimney IV 5 Double Indemnity VS 4b Applause from the Gallery E1 5b Vestveggen n6+ Slow Strain (Original) E2 5c Just Another Sparkler E3 5c Hairy Mary VS 4b Come Around to My Way of Thinking E1 5b Supercharger E3 5c ... list all 355 climbs