I’m originally from Ayrshire but stay in Fort William now so I can focus totally on my climbing. I feel I’ve pushed certain facets of my climbing as far as I can considering I have only one hand so next for me is to move onto the Greater Ranges and my first trip to the Himalayas is in the pipeline. I work at the Ice Factor as they allow me to work part time and very kindly sponsor me which allows me more time to climb/train and with severe problems after my fall time is at a premium to achieve as many of my ambitions as possible. I also work there as I find the team great to work with.
Disciplines: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing
First Summer Climb
Onsight solo of an unknown route at Jetty Crag in the North west Highlands shouting down to my Dad for directions, scary.
First Winter Climb
Good Friday Climb, North face of Ben Nevis.
Hardest Route You Have Ever Done
First ascent of Cu Sith in Glen Nevis- E7 6c
Glen Nevis trying a new ice route, smashed my ankle to bits and nearly impaled myself on ice axe.
Favourite Piece of Equipment
Prosthetic ice axe as it allows me to climb ice.