HI! I’m Rowan. I have lived near Spean Bridge all my life though I was born near Worcester in Darkest England-shire. I’m not keen on climbing but I do love hill-running and I’m a very keen follower of mountain biking and skiing – actually I usually run ahead of them! Most of my mountain experience has been in Scotland, though I have visited the Pyrenees and found them just as good for running around as the Highlands.
First Summer Climb
My first hill was Shap Summit in the Lakes as an 8 week old puppy and my favourites are the Ben and the hills around Loch Laggan, with the Vall de Boi in Spain in equal first place!
I’ve never taken a fall, though I’ve rolled down a few steep drops, especially as a pup.
Favourite Piece of Equipment
My favourite piece kit is my pertex-covered fleece – I wasn’t so keen at first but when I realised how warm it keeps me, I became a convert!