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thomas

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Into Munro bagging at present (reached 214!) enjoy them in Winter mostly, prefer the hills in Winter and prefer Winter Climbing to rock Climbing nowadays, it's an age thing, not really interested in grades either if i like the look of the route and description I'll go for it. Extra special when you can bag a summit or walk to one. Really love long hill days. Oh, married with two children with disabilities so 'hill time' is a real chill out for me.

UKC Editorial Note: Sadly Thomas suffered a heart attack in June 2012 and passed away. We are leaving this profile in place as a tribute to him and his love of the outdoors.

Location
Warrington, Cheshire

Best Climbing Experience
Has to be the Forbes Arete Route on Aig. du Chardonnet a great day! Having said that, my very first Alpine Experience the Haute Route Cham. to Zermatt to Saas Fe was also brilliant a great learning curve (not on skis incidentally!) Winter Epic on Ben Macdui was also memorable for all the wrong reasons!

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Mountaineering in general, places, routes, bothies, high camps, gear, Munro's and mountain friends I have done all this with. Kilimanjaro summit in Sept 2011 via Lemosho route was a brilliant experience. Aconcagua Jan 2013 Expedition should be fantastic and a lot, lot harder-can't wait for the challenge!

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Interests Outside Climbing
Hill Walking, Bothies, Keeping fit thru regular Gym Visits, Mountain Bike Rides, Cross country skiing, Working with Charities for Disabled Children and Adults (Am now retired so can devote a lot of time to that) Family Holidays with my wife and two children whom themselves have severe disabilities. Military History, Reading, and gardening plus a fully paid up allotment holder!!

About My Photography
Enthusiastic Amature!!

Photo Gallery

Domes Des Miage Traverse Grade PD

Domes Des Miage Traverse Grade PD
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Tom Shaw on ladders above Tre-la-tete Glacier on route to Refuge Conscrits. Prior to Domes Des Miage Traverse

Tom Shaw on ladders above Tre-la-tete Glacier on route to Refuge Conscrits. Prior to Domes Des Miage Traverse
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Tom Shaw on true Summit of Gran Paradiso, Route Normal from Vittorio Emmanuell Refuge grade PD-

Tom Shaw on true Summit of Gran Paradiso, Route Normal from Vittorio Emmanuell Refuge grade PD-
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Rob Kay posing on Tower Ridge grade 3 prior to tackling Tower gap (crux)

Rob Kay posing on Tower Ridge grade 3 prior to tackling Tower gap (crux)
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Rob Kay on the eastern traverse section of Tower ridge (grade 3) Ben Nevis

Rob Kay on the eastern traverse section of Tower ridge (grade 3) Ben Nevis
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Early morning light on the corbett Beinn Dearg Mor from Shenevall Bothy.

Early morning light on the corbett Beinn Dearg Mor from Shenevall Bothy.
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Mont Charvin 2409 m in the Massif des aravis seen from summit of Le Suet 1863 m

Mont Charvin 2409 m in the Massif des aravis seen from summit of Le Suet 1863 m
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Keep Calm and Carry On!


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