For as long as I can recall, I’ve wanted to climb mountains. One of my earliest memories is telling my parents that I wanted to climb Everest. This, I’ve discovered, was not a normal thing children want to do. Whilst others in my class dreamed of being ballet dancers and firemen, I wanted to take on the worlds highest peak.
Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some of the world’s most spectacular mountain ranges and summit some incredible peaks.
Now, as a qualified mountain leader and trainee rock climbing instructor, I dedicate my spare time to helping people access the incredible wild spaces the UK has to offer.
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