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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 Trail gun for protection against bears
why is this getting close votes? It seems very clear to me and 100% on topic?! Will the people voting to close please explain their reasoning as it is unclear to me. Also why the downvotes?
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comment How to overcome fear of falling in lead climbing
the video is an ace idea
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comment What are the advantages of short climbers?
You may want to read this too Top Ten Tips for Improving your Bouldering Grade
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comment How to fix a leak in Hydration pack?
this ^ will work. But I never used it as a permanent fix. I threw it away afterwards and bought a new one.
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comment What is this beetle? Found in heather in snowdonia
@ppl. I voted to close following a discussion in chat and the linked meta question. I figured it was better to "Let the community decide". It appears it's slightly divided on the subject....
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comment What is this beetle? Found in heather in snowdonia
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about species identification
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comment What are the things I need to know when fashioning a sling?
I've never tried anything like this but a quick google brought up this slinging.org lot's a lot's of how to's!
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comment What are the things I need to know when fashioning a sling?
I'd like to know how you made that one?! Looks impressive
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revised How safe is sleeping in bear country?
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comment Trail gun for protection against bears
Also see How safe is sleeping in bear country? Carrying a gun for this scenario seems overkill to me. Unless you're in Polar Bear country?
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comment Statistics on types and survivability of anchor failures?
Do you have a link to the original article?
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comment Sources of Authenticated Official information about carrying camping gas canisters on UK public transport
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not explicitly about "the outdoors"