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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 Installing a hand line for scrambling?
If your not familiar with knots a figure of eight is much easier to learn (and more importantly easier to ensure it's tied properly) than a bowline.
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comment Good places to go potholing in the UK
I would imagine PaulLydon is the man for this
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answered Benefits of tree tents over typical shelters?
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comment Should I be more careful about postholing during winter hikes?
This should be the answer. Postholing came be dangerous because of obstacles under the snow. In boulder fields for example the snow can look perfectly flat but the depth will vary massively, you have no idea what your standing on until you actually stand on it. I have actually twisted an ankle in such terrain before, now, thanks god it wasn't serious but it made me think
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answered Installing a hand line for scrambling?
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comment River crossing in winter?
"wellies", British slang term for wellington boot, so called after Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington who invented the item after ...instructing his shoemaker, Hoby of St. James's Street, London, to modify the 18th-century Hessian boot. :)
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answered River crossing in winter?
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20
comment What are safe/effective leaves from around the world for use in tidying up your backside after answering the call of nature?
sings lion king song "the circle of life....."
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comment Belay with a broken arm
I can imagine u could belay using a clove hitch? Though as u say it'd be painfully slow.
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accepted Belay with a broken arm
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comment Belay with a broken arm
Ah! I'd presumed it was to aid belaying
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comment Belay with a broken arm
The best (according to Andy Kirkpatrick) is John Redhead
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19
comment Belay with a broken arm
ha ha No, I'm not from hull @BenediktBauer. It's what he calls himself. I think eluding to the fact that there are quite a few good climbers form hull