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joined Feb 20, 2021
Location: Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation: Happily Retired!
Affiliations: Nope....but Altberg, Buffalo and Helly-Hansen should probably sponsor me, the amount of their gear I've destruction tested, over the years;-)
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50+ years of Backpacking, all over the UK and Europe- more recently in the Californian Sierra. Favourite places? Scotland, the Haute Savoie, Pyrenees and Tahoe.
Pre-MTB off road cycling nut. Lots of bike touring and racing- nowadays abbreviated to day excursions, due to worn knees.
My goal is to remain fit enough to walk every day, for as long as I can. Old injuries mean I can no longer rock or ice climb, paddle for long periods, or wriggle out of a cave system. I also want to wear out all of my outdoor clothing mountain:-) Some of that stuff is crazy-durable.
I spent many years introducing young people to outdoor pursuits and I still like to tag along with groups occasionally and lead, when appropriate. I still carry emergency gear, in the hills and am often dismayed, by how often I have to assist poorly equipped folks, with obvious stuff, like a hot drink, hat, or bivvi bag. Exposure is exposure- in August or December, on the river bank or 3000 feet up a hill.
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