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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 What hazardous wildlife is there in the UK?
Out of all of them, Cows are by far the most dangerous (mainly because of the large numbers of them in the countryside). They're the only ones with a consistent amount of deaths every year.
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comment Do barrel style root cellars get colder the deeper you dig them?
That sites good @PaulPaulsen. I think were saying the same thing? I was more saying that technically it'll get warmer but at the depths were talking about this won't matter.
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comment Rating unorthodox climbs
@OutlawLemur, if you want organisation you're in the wrong sport! Mostly ex hippies in baggy multicouloured trousers...
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on africa tag wiki
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comment In an abandoned quarry, is it possible to pry loose rocks from walls until stable?
My advice, don't go anywhere near that. It looks like a death trap. One, @OlinLathrop is right, all that material on the top could come down any minute. Two, the more you "crowbar" material out of that the more unstable it's going to get. This a) makes your situation worse and b) means the whole lot is more likely to collapse on you (quite possibly as you crow bar it out).
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comment Do barrel style root cellars get colder the deeper you dig them?
Just out of interest, why do you want one of these? It's normally for storing vegetables or fruit, for protecting from frost.
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answered Do barrel style root cellars get colder the deeper you dig them?
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comment Rating unorthodox climbs
Totally agree @AM_Hawk. Just climb. The only competition is yourself.
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comment Rating unorthodox climbs
@OutlawLemur, Yes, what Benedict said!
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comment Affordable Festival Tent
If you throw the tent away recycle it. Don't just leave it in the field for someone else to clean up for you, please!
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comment Affordable Festival Tent
If it's going to be warm/hot totally never been to a festival in the UK. Mud and rain are your biggest concerns.