Having been brought up in the small but beautiful village of Grindleford, ive been climbing for 17 years and decided that bouldering gives the biggest pleasure so that pretty much all I do. Still second the odd sport route & trad climb tho. Climbings given me so much & so am happy to help but something back. I work voluntarily for the BMC, being a Peak Area accecss rep and part of the guide team, writing & checking scripts etc for the fab new guides. I do the odd bit of freelance photography & writing for the climbing Magazines, web sites, guides & books which I enjoy especially as I'm injured so much. With all this and working full time makes finding time to climb pretty hard tho! Oh Now a proper Hillwalker / Rambler - its the way!
Best Climbing Experience Starting out in the Lawrencefield/Yarncliffe quarries & learning what you should & really should not do to climb safely. Ignorance was bliss when your young& stoopid
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic Any Peak grit topic (as they are the best)
Interests Outside Climbing Proper music such as Dylan etc & playing acoustic & leccy guitar. Sheffield Wednesday (unfortunately), Beer, Stress counselling, Tai Chi, comix, and trying to be a writer/photographer/Hillwalker gabba, gabba hey!
About My Photography Got more & more into photography over the last 5 years & after the digi revolution have more recently gone back to slide as the quality is unbeatable. Been quite pleasantly surprised how much i have had published and am looking forward to seeing some more of my commissioned stuff soon in print. Thanks to all that have helped me on the way - much appreciated.
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