littleduck

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I climb every weekend all over the uk and enjoy holidays discovering new places.
I love big mountain routes as much as sport and have found that spending 6 weeks in france in the summer has helped me improve on trad over the last few years. I prefer to be outdoors but now climb at Warrington and Preston in the winter since moving house in 2013 and pex Hill is my local evening crag.
I've just discovered Morrocco and had a brilliant time there at Easter. Half terms are for travelling and over the last few years I've been to Cornwall Sardinia Kalymnos Spain France Provence Ecrins Ailefroide Queyras and Morocco.

Location
Greater MAnchester

Best Climbing Experience
Enjoying the sound of the waves and watching seals and kayaks from belay stances at Gogarth and Cornwall. Sea Cliff climbing brings another kind of magic.
Listening to the call to prayer, donkeys braying and the hum of bees from belay ledges high up in the anti atlas mountains in morrocco. Listening to frogs singing in an oasis near Tafraoute!
sitting in the sunshine on a glacier in the alps... watching golden eagle fly over me in les houches... standing on top of tryfan the first time 20 years ago now... discovering france
taking my boys up to sleep in the glacier blanc hut and sharing their first experiences with them, truly wonderful memories of watching my eldest thirst after the dome de neige ... My boys' first leads ...
So many great times. We are lucky to enjoy climbing as a lifestyle ..

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Any conversation about climbing and travelling. ..

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Interests Outside Climbing
mountain biking and running, love whinlatter altura trail, but would mostly rather be climbing on sunny sports climbs, trad crags, multipitches anywhere, or at the wall to stay fit and enjoy the rest of it

About My Photography
climbing and flora, panasonic tz10, excellent wide angle for alpine shots, macro not bad either, taken some fantastic shots in the alps

Photo Gallery

Peeking out from Cemetery Gates to a view of Resurrection

Peeking out from Cemetery Gates to a view of Resurrection
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Tony Madden padding up Not To Be Taken Away

Tony Madden padding up Not To Be Taken Away
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Cruising the second pitch of Cemtery Gates in the sunshine. Girls' day out :)

Cruising the second pitch of Cemtery Gates in the sunshine. Girls' day out :)
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First lead on slate! Zambesi

First lead on slate! Zambesi
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Britamartis wall

Britamartis wall
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Sunny day at Bamford

Sunny day at Bamford
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Daniel on Brown cove after topping out on Hellvelyn in gorgeous sunshine this feb

Daniel on Brown cove after topping out on Hellvelyn in gorgeous sunshine this feb
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Another sunny day at Bamford

Another sunny day at Bamford
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Anything Else We Should Know
spend summers in france, ski run mountain bike


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