Hi I’m Mike, a climber, geologist and folk musician originally from North Yorkshire. After a few years climbing across Europe, in Russia and Oman I came to the Ice Factor in March 2016, I’m here to improve my summer and winter climbing and get to know the Scottish Highlands better.
Disciplines: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Guiding
First Summer Climb
Crystal Wall at Ravenswick Quarry, North Yorkshire. On a climbing evening in the scouts.
First Winter Climb
Hardest Route You Have Ever Done
Subduction zone E4 5c at Ardnamurchan. Although Desperation Crack a Yorkshire Grit HVS off-width was much much harder!
I didn’t really trust cams until I took my first, second, and third fall onto one in the same evening off the Jabberwocke at Brimham.
Favourite Piece of Equipment
Tricams and a flask of coffee.