Best Climbing Experience
Solos in 1970's of ice classics such as Orion Direct and Point Five.
South West adventure classics such as America, Caveman and Breakaway with my mate Ben Bransby.
Endless great Pembroke days, particularly on-sight new routing and easy solos.
Casual Route, the Diamond with my forrmer partner Lorne
Comici Route, Cima Grande Cassin on the Badile and Scenic Cruise as Black Canyon with Frank Thomson.
La Demande, Verdon
Diedre UBSA, Penyon d'Ifach
Bridalveil Falls with Mark Miller.
Ginat Route, Les Droites with Twid
2 Alaska trips with Twid even though we didn't get up much.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Slagging off bouldering and sport climbing even though I enjoy both.
Interests Outside Climbing
Media, wine, cycling, Avon Toad Rescue, Bristol Otter Survey
Anything Else We Should Know
Journalist, currently News Editor at ITV West. Worked all over the world for IRN, ITN etc including stints in the Gulf and Sarajevo.
Done some adventure film-making though not as much as I'd like including documentaries on Mike Banks and Rob Parker.
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Trad - E6
Sport - 7b
Bouldering - V6
Ice - WI-6
Trad - E7
Sport - 7c
Sport Rock Climbing
Several times a week
All over the world
Commando Ridge and Doorpost Bosigran (solo) Preposterous Tales Pleasure Dome Star Wars Star Gate etc etc Pembroke Them and Peryl at Avon Orion Direct Tower Ridge Ben Nevis (solo) Caveman Berry Head Abroad: Bridalveil Falls Telluride Stairway to Heaven Silverton Casual Route the Diamond Scenic Cruise Black Canyon of Gunnison Epinephrine Red Rocks Yellow Edge Tre Cima Comici Route Tre Cima