Best Climbing Experience
Watching the sunset at the end of a hard day's climbing on Mingulay.
Hands full of warm Reiff sandstone.
Grasping the jug on the lip of Burning Desire.
Soloing multiple classic V's in a weekend on Ben Nevis when I was young and foolish.
Sitting on the summit of Jebel Rum in the cool of the evening watching the swallows circling on the updraughts.
Alone at midnight on the windless summit of Mont Blanc after a wonderful solo of the Innominata Ridge.
Never, ever having to go near the Eiger again.
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Arguing against bolts being where they shouldn't be.
Pointing out to the ignorant that Gogarth is not quite as good as they make out.
Anything that brings back great memories or inspires future trips.
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Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E5
Winter - VI
Sport - 7b+
Alpine - ED2
Sport - 7c+
Sron na Ciche
Several times a week
All over the world
Steeple (Shelter Stone Crag) Angel Face (Beinn Eighe) Les Voyageurs (Mingulay) Prophecy of Drowning (Pabbay) Sumo (Beinn Eighe) Temple of Doom (Church Door Buttress) Uhuru (Cuillins) Enigma (Cuillins) The amalgamation of many in a perfect Reiff Day
Children of the Sea E3 5c
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Quick Pull HVS 5a
Dawn til Dusk E4 6a
The Subterranean E7 6b
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