Having taken the modern route into rock climbing (starting on a climbing wall), the sense of freedom and adventure which wild places gave me, led me to to becoming immersed in climbing; especially the adventurous side of it. This led me towards a career in the outdoors where I have a special interest in coaching and personal growth. I love introducing people to, and aiding personal development within adventurous settings.
I moved to north Wales to develop my personal passion in rock climbing and discovered a warm and open community of likeminded people who love to be outdoors.
I’ve climbed first ascents in Morocco and repeated routes across Western America, including climbing Half Dome, New Zealand and Thailand. I also love climbing local North Wales routes up to 8a and E6. My wife, then girlfriend, embraced South American culture by cycling 4500km through temperate rainforests, flat grasslands, high (nearly 5000m) passes and desserts, stopping to climb and trek along the way.
I’ve built a climbing wall in my garage so I can keep my skills sharp throughout lockdown.
- Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor
- Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Trained
- Winter Mountain Leader
- First Class BA(Hons) Adventure Education
My climbing tick list is ever growing, with Lord of the Flies is at the top, but mainly I would love to continue climbing regularly and learning more about the nuances of climbing and how to teach it.
I’ve had to postpone my Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award due to the pandemic but walking, biking and swimming in wild places closer to home has given me a new perspective on what adventures can be.