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Experienced hill walker, rock climber, mountain biker and general outdoor enthusiast.

I grew up in North Wales and spent lots of my early years walking in the hills of Snowdonia. I know all of the mountains of this area well and have climbed all the major peaks. Also spend time in the Lake District, Scotland and the Peak District.

Been rock climbing for around 5 years. I do Trad, Sport and bouldering both indoors and out.

Competed in the UK National Championships on Mountain Bikes at a Junior level, though this was many years ago!

I'm a member of the British Mountaineering Council

I also think it's important to donate to Mountain Rescue (one day they'll pick you up off the mountain because you did something stupid, support them!)


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comment How to repair gore-tex boots split?
If you've punctured though the gortex. Your screwed. It will always leak, buy some new boots! Sorry!
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comment How to repair gore-tex boots split?
Your boot will likely be made of 3 layers, a breathable durable outer layer (this is neither waterproof nor the goretex) then a goretex liner (sometimes bonded directly to the outer), then an innner liner (to protect the goretex). If you've not punctured all the way though the boot it may well still be waterproof, i.e. if the goretex layer is still intact.
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comment How to repair gore-tex boots split?
Has it actually punctured the goretex or just the outer? The goretex layer is typically not the outermost layer, it will be either inside the boot or between the outer and inner.
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comment Understanding/comparing via ferrata grades?
Comparing between any kind of grading system is problematic, see here and here and here
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comment Understanding/comparing via ferrata grades?
I didn't even know via ferrata had grades, very interesting.
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Nice guide. I like the idea about doing mount kenya instead. You've made me want to give it a go!
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I've made the word of warning more...prominent as this could be highly dangerous used in the wrong context.
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