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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. I now live and work in North Wales near the Clwydian Hills.

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 Climbing gear: can the energy absorbers of a lanyard for via ferratas be used only once?
also How to calculate the force (kN) generated by a falling climber onto their protection?
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comment Climbing gear: can the energy absorbers of a lanyard for via ferratas be used only once?
short answer, it depends, how much load can the equipment take, how much load was applied to the equipment.
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comment Climbing gear: can the energy absorbers of a lanyard for via ferratas be used only once?
possible duplicate of How much is a major load?
18h
comment What's the best way to dispose of a body in the backcountry?
Best sentence is: I don't see anything on the Leave no Trace website
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answered What's the best way to dispose of a body in the backcountry?
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comment Leave no Trace: Are campfires unethical?
that comment is ace :)
Mar
27
comment What are the principles of Leave no Trace?
I've added this to the tag for leave no trace. We should likely keep this updated as things progress
Mar
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revised leave-no-trace wiki description
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Mar
27
comment What are the principles of Leave no Trace?
This has been needed for a while! Makes a good wiki answer, good work
Mar
26
comment Leave no Trace: Are campfires unethical?
Ok, appologies for going on about this but I think it's an interesting point of discussion: you've rephrased the question, but... I'm not sure I have a clear understanding of what "leave no trace" principles are? If the principles of leave no trace are; to leave no trace at all, then the answer now is no, because a camp fire will leave some trace.
Mar
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revised Hiking boot fit: how snug should height of instep feel
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Mar
26
comment Leave no Trace: Are campfires unethical?
Anyone care to discuss whether is is on topic? I'm in two minds
Mar
26
comment Leave no Trace: Are campfires unethical?
This question has a smell of religious war about it. I'm not convinced it's truly answerable. Everyone will have a slightly differing opinion on the subject
Mar
24
comment Using a synthetic sleeping bag on/under it's limit
They're not that much if you shop about, here's a rab one for £26!
Mar
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revised Does a cotton lined sleeping bag make sense?
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Mar
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revised When are cotton socks actually better?
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Mar
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revised Does cotton really kill?
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Mar
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comment Using a synthetic sleeping bag on/under it's limit
Yes, don't use a cotton one. A silk one would be ideal