Martin Atton

86 reviewer rep
0 forum posts
joined Dec 10, 2009

I am a: 72-year-old male mountaineer
Location: Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Occupation: Retired teacher

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Mountaineering
Ice climbing
Cycling
skiing

Vitals

Height6'2"
Weight196lbs
Torso LengthHaven't a clue!
Boot/Shoe SizeUS 13 European 48
Jacket/Shirt Size45" chest
Pant Size36" waist

Hi I'm into cycling and mountaineering. I ride recumbents and have really got into them only recentlyas a result of a neck injury making uprights difficult to ride. I have climbed mountains all over the place. 26, 4000metre peaks in Europe, including the Matterhorn & Mont Blanc. numerous mountains in Norway, some in the Dolomites, Gredos mountains in Spain, Julian Alps in Slovenia, 18, fourteeners in Colorado, Mount Rainier. The first ascent of a relatively easy but remote 6000 metre peak in the Indian Himalayas. 211 Scottish Munroes to date (don't ask!), New Zealand, Southern Ireland etc. I've never used a guide as I am too mean and like to do things my way. I used to rock climb, but this has fizzled out in my sixties although I still do plenty of scrambling and easy ice climbing.

I ski every winter, mostly in France and Italy. I have skied in Whistler, but it rained all the time!!!

I am a keen bridge player and have been making knives form scrap circular saw blades since 1984.

Gear Reviews (15)

user rating: 3.5 of 5 William Lennon Shepherds Boots 2/18/2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Paramo Tiempo Fleece 12/28/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Scarpa Men's Manta 12/21/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Scarpa Men's Delta M3 12/19/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Victorinox Swiss Army Climber 12/17/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Primus 71 12/16/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Lowe Alpine Mountain Cap GTX 12/13/2009
user rating: 4 of 5 Buffalo Special 6 Shirt 12/13/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Silva Expedition 4 12/12/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Spyderco Endura 12/12/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 Arc'teryx Men's Gamma AR Jacket 12/11/2009
user rating: 3.5 of 5 Chaco Men's Z/1 Classic 12/11/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Berghaus Trango Extreme Jacket 12/11/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Mountain Equipment Annapurna Jacket 12/10/2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 66┬░North Men's Glymur Softshell 12/10/2009