I'm not so much a has-been as a never-really-was, but I enjoyed it while it lasted. I was just getting into leading E1 back in the day when the first symptoms of MS rather cut short my ambitions of anything harder. I carried on nevertheless until even that got a bit much. I had a few pleasant trips to the Alps and some enjoyable winter days as well as many pleasant days on the rocks (and quite a number of 'what was I thinking?' days too).
These days, you're more likely to find me online than outdoors, but at least medical retirement means I don't have to work for a living...
Location Midsomer Norton
Best Climbing Experience Oh, so many...seems a bit unfair to choose just one. My worst was getting to the top of my first hill in the Alps only to find later that the camera had no film in.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic Why digital cameras are so much better than ordinary cameras for the forgetful climber heading to the Alps. Pies. Beer. What kind of noise a llama makes. The difficulty of getting a decent lightweight tent if you're tall.
But give me food and a following wind and on a good day I can rant about almost anything, frequently to myself.