Hi, I'm a full time guide and director of Alpine Guides Ltd. I've been climbing for 25 years, loving every apsect from bouldering right through to winter Alpinism, and I've travelled the world persuing my passion for the sport. Earlier in my climbing career I went on many expeditions to the greater ranges, which included the first ascent of Ama Dablams NW ridge, for which I was nominated for the Piolet d'Or. I now spend most of my spare time rock climbing around the UK, Scottish winter climbing and exploring the European Alps. I love being in wild places and find great pleasure sharing these experiences with others. In the winter time I spend most of my time ice and mixed climbing in the European Alps, Norway and Scotland. During the summer Alpine season I enjoy some traditional mountaineering plus lots of alpine rock guiding, mixed climbing and usually some north face guiding in the autumn. I also spend each spring guiding in the UK, in the Peak District, Wales and exploring the Western Highlands of Scotland. When not guiding I live in Sheffield with my wife Liz and kids Sam and Charlie, balancing time between home life, some climbing and lots of road biking.