I look at climbing not so much as standing on the top as seeing the other side. There are always other horizons in front of you, other horizons to go beyond and that’s what I like about climbing. – Chris Bonington
I’m a mountaineer, climber, adventurer, outdoor enthusiast, skier, canoeist, instructor, kayaker, and many more things beside.
Since I was young I’ve always looked to explore new horizons looking for wild and remote places within nature. The quote above from one of my heroes, Chris Bonington, rings very true for me and how I first started climbing and approach the world. It hints at the freedom only achieved by moving confidently through rugged mountains, wild coastlines and cascading rivers. I’ve always looked to extend my competencies so that I can travel freely through places I want to go and view the amazing scenery, sounds, smells; touch the rocks, feel the wind.
This has made me deeply passionate about the outdoors and has led to me choosing a career path where I can help others gain the same life changing experiences that I’ve had.
I’ve climbed alpine 4000m peaks, scrambled over rocky welsh crags, forged my way through deep snow covered Scottish corries and discovered new ways up remote dusty mountains. Find out more about mountaineering, my exploits and instruction.
While mountaineering undoubtedly attracted me to the sport of climbing, I soon learned to enjoy climbing as an activity within itself, becoming an instructor. I’ve lead many classic and hard rock climbs throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as Africa. You can learn more about my climbing here.
Paddle and Water Sports
I learnt to Sail at a young age with my dad taking me out on dingy’s before getting me my own boat. This took a back seat when I went to university as I devoted my time to climbing but I’ve rediscovered my love for watersports since and become a Paddlesport Coach. Learn about what it means to be a paddlesport instructor and how I rediscovered watersport through canoeing and kayaking here.
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