I have spent most of my life growing up in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. I got into the outdoors by joining my local Scout Group, which lead me on trips away to Switzerland and Morocco. I started climbing when I was 17, and swiftly became a regular at the nearby crag of Brimham Rocks, spending my time bouldering amongst the maze of pinnacles, boulders and crags. After leaving sixth form, I had a year out and worked as a voluntary instructor at Bewerley Park Centre. Here, I met Ben Hirst, who quickly got me tied on the sharp end, leading my first route and exploring the many crags of Yorkshire Gritstone. I’ve never looked back.
I currently work as a Freelance Outdoor Instructor, holding my MIA, UKCC L2 and others, within the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. These are areas that I have grown up in and spent the majority of my outdoor life. I aim to inspire, teach and share outdoor experiences to meet individuals goals and aspirations. I work at outdoor education centres, schools, and am currently setting up my own business, On the Ropes to provide climbing and mountain experiences to groups and individuals.
Since starting this blog in early 2013 I have grown as an climber and mountaineer and I hope that the blog has provided inspiration through my accounts, photos and reflections of some of my trips. I will continue to update as regularly as I can, to provide myself with an in depth reflection of my climbing experiences.