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Former Development Manager for a National (Welsh) Charity, now semi-retired! Living with partner, Donna (non climber) and loony cat. One time caver and outdoor activity instructor and graduate of Ilkley College.

South Wales

Best Climbing Experience
The time I spent at Ilkley (1985-90)climbing (at modest grades only!) with some great mates and particularly Pete Livesey, who was one of my tutors.
Best lead route probably Scavenger (VS 4c)at Three Cliffs Bay,Gower, but that was 25 years ago!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
'Ethics' or lack of them as I mostly see it!

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Interests Outside Climbing
Cycling, Walking, reading (mostly science fiction/fantasy), local history, antiques and collectables, gardening, motor racing, rugby, cookery. Can't understand how I had time for working really.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Started back climbing (2009) after a 15 year layoff,and major heart surgery. Blame Boulders climbing wall opening, and my younger former colleagues, enthusiasm for getting me started again.
My climbing partner Liz took a serious fall at Wintours Leap last Summer (2011)and suffered serious brain injury. Now, thankfully almost fully recovered thanks to Wiltshire Air Ambulance, and the rescue teams from Severn Area Rescue Association and Lydney Fire Service, plus the skills of medics and rehab specialists at Frenchay and Rookwood Hospitals. I'm eternally grateful to all of them.

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