• Recent Activities
In addition to running my own courses, I also regularly do a range of other instructional work with various organisations, including local Councils; Glenmore Lodge (the National Outdoor Centre); Moray House Institute of Education (Edinburgh University) together with freelance work for other instructors.

The accompanying photographs give an indication of the breadth and variety of routes, grades and venues visited in a fairly typical summer.

I'm continually surprised at the amount of excellent unclimbed rock there is in Scotland, particularly in the North-West and out on the islands, and not just in the the upper grades. I personally don't see the point in doing new routes just for the sake of it, and try only to climb something if it looks worthwhile.

Over the last few years I've climbed over sixty new routes with clients on courses, on a diverse range of venues, including Glen Coe; Glen Nevis; Ardnamurchan; Stag Rocks on Cairngorm; Neist Point on Skye; Diabaig; Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Beinn Eighe; Carn Mor; Carn Goraig (Gruinard); Stac Pollaidh; Reiff; Point of Stoer; Sheigra; Creag an Fhithich and Sandwood Bay.

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