Links of great climbers who have helped me:
Gareth ‘Gaz’ Perry
Gaz was my first coach. He taught me movement skills and how to go for it i.e. commit. He is a lovely genuine guy and a true friend.
Well what to say about the creator of The Indian Face (E9 6c, HP 6c). Johnny does not need further introduction. This gent is a rock god and a rock legend both on grit and in North Wales. The Stone Monkey coached me in body positioning, coordination and balance. He is one of the loveliest guys I have met. A true gentleman of the climbing world.
Neil is an amazing all round climber and a lovely, friendly approachable guy. Neil taught me breathing and how to climb with silent feet amongst other things.
These people are climbers that I have a great and admiration for. This list is by no means exhaustive
Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker.
These two amazing crack climbers told us how to jam properly at a Crack Climbing Masterclass
The only man to climb Everest 11 times – I think.
Sir Chris Bonnington
A truly amazing nan in so many ways. He is – like Johnny Dawes – a role model and an inspiration to me.
Where it all started for me:
Craggy Island Indoor Climbing. I owe a lot to the staff there – especially Marcus Boal who spends most of time in Spain these days and Gareth Squires who left and moved to Scotland.
Information and useful websites:
Summit Post. For everything Alpine
SuperTopo. Big Wall specialist website
Climb. A Magazine dedicated to everything climbing and mountaineering.
Summit. The BMC magazine that all members get free via post