Finally retired, rather later than I would have hoped but that's just how it worked out. Still have lots of plans, Covid set some of them back but I've now started to get into my stride with this retirement business.
Best Climbing Experience Cemetery Gates at 17, with four pieces of gear. Every route I've ever done in the Alps. Backpacking, particularly with my (now grown up) kids. Trips to the Highlands, it's time to resume my Munro ticking. The next climbing trip.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic Why climbing is only on-site trad, everything else is something else; why formal instruction is usually counter-productive; and why aren't most students better climbers than we were?
Interests Outside Climbing Family - now including grandchildren. Sailing my boat (Bavaria 30) out of Whitehaven; skiing and ski touring; mountain biking; folk music; politics. I used to be interested in work, but that's receding fast.
About My Photography Always disappointed - maybe now's the time to try taking it a bit more seriously?
I Climb... Several times a week In the UK & Europe
Favourite Climbs Christmas Curry; La Lune
La rond etc (the Plan); Mont Blanc; anything on Stanage
Latest Climbs Troutdale Pinnacle Direct VS 4c Mr T 6a+ Sheepwrecked 6b Bornville 6a Born Variation 6a Crossed Lorraine 5c Mice VS 4c Nod Off S 4b Harijan VS 4c Jomo VD Via ferrata de Pra Premier VF4A Demo Route HS 4b The Royal Forester VS 4c Doorway S 4a Ochre Slab Route I HVS 5a ... list all 362 climbs