I started climbing aged 14 and soon developed a passion for sea-cliff climbing, making over 1000 first ascents in South West England and Wales. I spent every summer in the Alps and qualified as a Mountain Guide in 1982. For the next 30 years I was Director of the International School of Mountaineering, based in the Swiss Alps. I now live in North Wales and do most of my guiding work here. As well as guiding people on classic Welsh climbs with their rich history, I enjoy teaching the skills of 'trad' climbing to people new to the sport or progressing to outdoor cliffs from climbing walls. I also offer training and preparation for Alpine climbing and for specific peaks like the Matterhorn.