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bio website infosecfrog.blogspot.com
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 43
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Walker, canoeist, sailer, glider pilot, rock climber and father of 3.

Middle son of a polar explorer, and grew up in the wilds of Orkney and the Falklands - so take after my father in outdoors pursuits.

Happy in the middle of mountains or forests in a tent :-)


Oct
13
awarded  Excavator
Oct
13
revised Are drop bears dangerous?
edited tags; edited title
Oct
13
revised Hot or cold shower better after exertion?
edited tags
Oct
13
comment Do climbers shave limbs?
I used to think that as well - if you read the answers on @Weda's link, though, it appears not.
Oct
13
comment Do climbers shave limbs?
Generally fast when on foot/climbing/etc = falling downwards, so I'd want to be slow and safe :-)
Oct
13
answered Do climbers shave limbs?
Oct
11
reviewed Reviewed Climbing Mount Teide from sea-level
Oct
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
Oct
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on scotland-munro tag wiki
Oct
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on scotland-munro tag wiki excerpt
Oct
8
revised How many “Munro” revisions has there been?
edited body
Oct
8
comment How many “Munro” revisions has there been?
nivag - correct. I found 1921 and 1974 numbers. I'm hunting round for 1981, 1984 and 1990 now.
Oct
8
revised How many “Munro” revisions has there been?
added 61 characters in body
Oct
8
answered How many “Munro” revisions has there been?
Oct
7
answered Reusing the same water bottle for drinking tap water
Oct
7
comment Why are indoor climbing grades easier?
I think I'd agree at the lower end. Our local indoor centre is still a bit mental above 7C... Ours also gets much harder in winter as the routes get condensation and sometimes ice...
Oct
6
comment How to harden feet for walking barefoot on harsh surfaces?
I think we are saying the same thing:-) You don't want to rub the callous off, but in the OP's case, moisturising and rubbing off the hardest bits will help him now.
Oct
5
comment How to harden feet for walking barefoot on harsh surfaces?
You don't want a solid and thick callous right next to soft skin, as the edge will dig in and cause injury. Rubbing the callous down a little helps even up the developing tough skin.
Oct
4
answered How do I balance the muscle usage and strength of my body when long-distance hiking?
Oct
3
revised What clothing or gear should I wear to prevent ticks?
edited tags