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Male, 57 years old

Leeds, England

Power = 235 (Vote Weight = 91.59%)

Occupation: Doctor

Website: https://vimeo.com/user38830949

A Few Words: I've had a love of mountains spanning over 30 years: walks & scrambles in the UK in 1970's, climbing expeditions to the European Alps & Himalayas in the 1980's, paragliding in Europe, NZ & Australia in 1990's.

I got back to climbing in 2000's: took my wife Leila up Mont Blanc on honeymoon. I went on to a few solo alpine ascents, including my 5th ascent of Mont Blanc in 2009, leading up to February 2011, when I realised a dream and made a solo ascent of Aconcagua from the Vacas/Relinquos side, also fundraising for the Hepatitis C Trust.

Since then I have had had 3 alpine trips with rgg a.k.a 'The Peak Monster' highlights of which were 7/8 Mont Rosa summits and a 6th ascent of Mont Blanc with bivvy on the summit (in a thunderstorm!) - see Alps International Expedition 2013 below.

I have also had some memorable trips in UK, including a night in a snow-cave on top of Helvellyn, with son Andy, a return to same mountain with all 3 of my children plus granddaughter (aged 1)- and a 3 day expedition in Scotland in foul weather with Jake the dog...

In September 2014 I returned to the Alps again, with son Keith - and we climbed 2 Wallis 4000ers with rgg before climbing another 2 from my wish list Castor & Pollux - see Alps International Expedition 2014 below.

2015: Arctic Finland with Leila in February (see TR "Arctic Finland 2015...), various trips to the Lake District including a week in July with my son Andy and his little family.

2016: I returned to the Andes in February, with old climbing partner from 1980's Jon - to climb as many peaks as we could in the Cordon Del Plata group. We had a fantastic trip, reaching 9 summits between 3000 and 6000m. Highlights were climbing San Bernardo 4142m with Indio the dog, climbing Rincon 5364m and traversing both summits of Plata; Pico at 5827m and Cerro 5962m. The mountains were wonderful, but so too were the people (and dogs) we met. I have posted a movie on Vimeo and have linked this to the end of a trip report I have posted on SP "Cordon del Plata Expedition 2016" - see below.

2017: UK based - winter mountaineering (with Jon again) in Glen Affric area, Scottish Highlands and back there in summer with the goal of swimming Loch Affric.

2018: In February tentative plans to return to the Andes (with Jon again) to climb Marmolejo 6108m, southernmost six thousander (and also twenty thousander)...

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Climber's Logs I've Signed (203)
Areas & Ranges (23)
Glen Affric Range (Scotland)
Snowdonia/Eryri (National Parks in Northwest Europe)
Pennine Alps (Alps - Western Part)
Bernese Alps (Alps - Western Part)
Carneddau (Snowdonia/Eryri)
Mamore Range (Scotland)
Mont Blanc GROUP (Alps - Western Part)
Glyders/Glyderau (Snowdonia/Eryri)
Glencoe (Scotland)
Brenta GROUP (Rhaetian Alps)
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Mountains & Rocks (115)
Dom (Pennine Alps)
Langdale Pikes (The Lake District (UK))
Aiguille du Dru (or Les Drus) (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Cat Bells (The Lake District (UK))
Lomas Blancas (Cordon del Plata)
Cerro Plata (Cordon del Plata)
Pico Plata (Cordon del Plata)
Cerro Rincon (Cordon del Plata)
San Bernardo (Cordon del Plata)
Adolfo Calle (Cordon del Plata)
Stepanek (Cordon del Plata)
Pillar (The Lake District (UK))
Cribyn (Brecon Beacons/Bannau Brycheiniog)
Corn Du (Brecon Beacons/Bannau Brycheiniog)
Pen Y Fan (Brecon Beacons/Bannau Brycheiniog)
Skiddaw (The Lake District (UK))
Flattop Mountain (Rocky Mountain National Park)
Pollux / Polluce (Monte Rosa group)
Castor (Monte Rosa group)
Strahlhorn (Pennine Alps)
Dôme du Goûter (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Montagne de Robion (Haute Provence)
Wyssi Frau (Blüemlisalp Group)
Blüemlisalphorn (Blüemlisalp Group)
Punta Grober (Pennine Alps)
Eggishorn (Bernese Alps)
Stockhorn (Zermatt) (Monte Rosa group)
Mont Blanc de Courmayeur (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Parrotspitze (Monte Rosa group)
Ludwigshoehe (Monte Rosa group)
Corno Nero (Monte Rosa group)
Piramide Vincent (Monte Rosa group)
Cima di Iazzi (Monte Rosa group)
Aiguille du Tour (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Gran Paradiso (Graie Alps)
Aiguille du Belvedere (Aiguilles Rouges)
Lagginhorn (Pennine Alps)
Aiguillette du Lauzet (Briançonnais)
Great End (The Lake District (UK))
Scafell (The Lake District (UK))
Fairfield (The Lake District (UK))
St Sunday Crag (The Lake District (UK))
Helvellyn (The Lake District (UK))
Zinalrothorn (Pennine Alps)
Bidean nam Bian (Glencoe)
Aiguille du Midi (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Glyder Fawr (Snowdonia/Eryri)
Carnedd Dafydd (Carneddau)
Y Lliwedd (Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa)
Glyder Fach (Snowdonia/Eryri)
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Crib Goch (Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa)
Pen Yr Ole Wen (Carneddau)
Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa (Snowdonia/Eryri)
Ben Macdui (Scotland)
Stac Pollaidh (Scotland)
An Teallach (Scotland)
Liathach (Scotland)
Stuchd an Lochain (Grampian Mountains)
Sgurr a' Mhàim (Scotland)
An Gearanach (Grampian Mountains)
Stob Bàn (Grampian Mountains)
Kinder Scout (Peak District)
Lochnagar (Scotland)
Beinn Dorain (Scotland)
Schiehallion (Scotland)
Easains (Scotland)
Ben Lawers Range (Scotland)
Blencathra (The Lake District (UK))
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Monte Sibilla (Appennino Centrale)
Lancebranlette (Graie Alps)
Mittaghorn (Mischabel GROUP)
The Old Man of Coniston (The Lake District (UK))
Weissmies (Pennine Alps)
Aconcagua (Aconcagua Group)
Etna (Mongibello) (Sicilia / Sicily)
Stromboli (Sicilia / Sicily)
Aonach Eagach (Glencoe)
Ben Nevis (Europe's Highpoints)
Tryfan (Snowdonia/Eryri)
Cima Tosa (Brenta GROUP)
Grande Casse (Vanoise)
Mont Maudit (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Mont Blanc du Tacul (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Dent Blanche (Pennine Alps)
Zumsteinspitze (Monte Rosa group)
Signalkuppe / Punta Gnifetti (Monte Rosa group)
Mont Blanc (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Popocatépetl (Mexican Volcanoes)
Faulhorn (Bernese Alps)
Eiger (Bernese Alps)
Doldenhorn (Bernese Alps)
Fründenhorn (Blüemlisalp Group)
Mönch (Bernese Alps)
Breithorn (Monte Rosa group)
Alphubel (Pennine Alps)
Allalinhorn (Pennine Alps)
Broad Peak (The Karakoram)
Täschhorn (Pennine Alps)
Dufourspitze (Monte Rosa group)
Aiguille d'Argentière (Mont Blanc GROUP)
Routes (61)
Jack's Rake, Pavey Ark (The Lake District (UK))
Y Gribin (Glyder Fawr)
PYG Track (Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa)
Watkin Path (Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa)
The Curved ridge (Buachaille Etive Mor)
Plata Traverse (Cerro Plata)
Heuberg above Oeschinensee (Blüemlisalp Group)
Wistow Crags, Pillar (The Lake District (UK))
Slab and Notch, Pillar Rock (The Lake District (UK))
Pen by Thor's Buttress (Scafell Pike)
Southwest Ridge (Pollux / Polluce)
Amphitheater Buttress (Carnedd Llewelyn)
Central Gully (Cairn Gorm)
West Ridge Normal (Lagginhorn)
Bristly Ridge (Glyder Fach)
The North Ridge (Tryfan)
Helvellyn No 2 Gully (The Lake District (UK))
Italian Normal Route (Mont Blanc)
Patterdale Round (The Lake District (UK))
Striding Edge, Helvellyn (The Lake District (UK))
Pinnacle Ridge, St Sunday Crag (The Lake District (UK))
Sharp Edge (The Lake District (UK))
Weissmies SE-ridge (Weissmies)
Sentiero Benini (Brenta GROUP)
NW Ridge Via Ferrata (Mittaghorn)
Sentiero S.O.S.A.T (Brenta GROUP)
Grooved Arete (Tryfan)
Troutdale Pinnacle (The Lake District (UK))
Dow Crag (The Lake District (UK))
Little Chamonix Shepherds Crag (The Lake District (UK))
Corvus, Raven Crag (The Lake District (UK))
Snowdon Horseshoe (Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa)
Stob Coire Nan Lochan, NC Gully (Stob Coire nan Lochan)
Castle Ridge (Ben Nevis)
SE-Ridge ( Normal Route) (Zinalrothorn)
Hörnligrat (Matterhorn - Monte Cervino)
The Brenva Spur (Mont Blanc)
Festigrat (Dom)
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Hell Gill (Pennines)
Infernaccio (Sibillini)
Gorges du Verdon (Provence ranges)
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