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Neil C.

Co-Organizer

Walking Officer

Location:

Kilmarnock
Hometown: Troon, Scotland

Member since:

January 16, 2012

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Can you confirm that you have read the "About Scottish Hillwalking & Activities Group" section of the website available by clicking on the "Pages" menu option or at http://www.meetup.com/scottish-hillwalkers/about/ ?

Yes

Please give some indication of your walking experience, i.e. total beginner, just local hills, Munros (roughly how many), winter experience, scrambling, foreign trips?

30 years hillwalking in full-on winter and summer conditions. 200+ Munros (many re-ascents) with additional Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds, Foreign trips to bag Wainwrights, Hewitts. One 4000m and two 3000m Alpine peaks :-) Intermediate skier and occasional mountain biker and wild camper. NNAS Silver award.

Can you indicate your rock climbing experience (if not relevant please put "None") - i.e. how long have you been climbing, how current are you, types of climbing, rough grades and some idea of equipment held.

Winter: happy leading @ Grade II, Summer: rock climber (lapsed), could probably struggle up a Severe. Summer highlight was leading a newbie up Tower Ridge. Winter personal best was a long retreat from almost at the top of Great Gully buttress on the Buachaille with the same newbie that was on Tower Ridge... Full summer and winter racks and ropes. Some Alpine experience (crevasse rescue, moving together and general suffering).

What kind of walks/climbs would you like to do?

I like long unhurried walks. Same goes for climbs. I prefer a long easy mountain route to a day at a crag.

Where are your favourite or preferred places for walking/climbing?

I used to be a west coast type but I'm really appreciating the size and space of the Cairngorms at the moment. No doubt this will change. I've a soft spot for the Lakes and the Borders too.

Introduction

I like Hills

What Neil C. is saying about this Meetup Group

Great bunch. Never a dull moment but they do smell a bit.


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