你好. 我是皮特, the Chief Instructor for the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven and the 雪因子 Ice Wall at Braehead. 我从我的前半生逃脱作为特别在需要老师 1999 成为一名自由职业者户外指导员然后花 10 年，在高地，拓展训练讲师在继续一系列围绕洛哈伯和Speyside的高级讲师角色之前，.
I started climbing, winter and summer, back in the early 70’s! I have collected a broad spread of outdoor experience and qualifications since then in sailing, powerboating, 皮划艇, mountain biking and skiing as well as in mountaineering and climbing, but in my spare time these days I am most often to be found out with my dog! In the winter, skiing and ski touring feature highly on the radar while in the summer short days I am generally to be found on the bike while longer spells of time are spent on the water (away from the midges!)
My favourite route of the moment is probably the East Ridge of Beinn a Chaorainn next to Craig Meagaidh – it may be neither hard nor famous but it provides a fantastic day out in a beautiful place and most importantly is usually really peaceful and empty! My least favourite one is probably William the Conqueror at Anglezarke, the scene of my first lead fall which led to a badly sprained ankle, just before my first ever alpine trip….great timing!
Despite my advancing years I still have loads of ambitions left – one of which is to visit Alaska, not to climb Denali, but to climb up and ski down some of the less well known mountains on the famous Alaskan powder!
最后, if you are thinking about taking up climbing, I have a serious piece of advice:
学科: 攀岩, 攀冰, 主导
First Summer Climb
1st summer lead possibly ‘Ling Butress’ S 4a on the Wainstones on the N Yorks Moors. circa 1973
First Winter Climb
1st Winter lead ‘Cust’s Gully’ Gd 1 on Great End in the Lake District, solo in around 1975
Hardest Route You Have Ever Done
Hardest lead ‘Cup & Lip’ F6B Parrock Quarry, Hodge Close, Coniston – 2nd with a defending traverse(!) Grand Alliance E4 6A Black Crag Borrowdale.
1st fall from some very forgettable HS in Anglezark Quarry in Lancashire resulting in a sprained ankle and lots of lost time!
Favourite Piece of Equipment
A pair of still ice-worthy Chouinard Zero axes complete with 1970’s leashes!