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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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reviewed Looks OK What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
Not entirely true actually
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comment What are areas of the body which lose heat more quickly, and how can I reduce that loss?
Related on Keptics Do we lose most of our body heat through our heads?
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comment How to make a fully-enclosed tarp setup with a 1.4 x 2.4 meter tarp, for one person?
I think ultralight and luxury are mutually exclusive...
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comment How to make a fully-enclosed tarp setup with a 1.4 x 2.4 meter tarp, for one person?
You should really add a link to the original pdf (if you can) as an accreditation.
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comment What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
I actually own several harnesses and helmets that I've acquired over the years, mainly from friends who have taken up the sport and then life got in the way.
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comment What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
My fav one +1 :)
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comment Winter bivvying in the Alps: what is a good temperature rating for a sleeping bag
No such thing as too warm at that temp and altitude!
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