Leading the final pitch of High Sierra (5.7) in Tafraout's back country


Programmer, climber, occasional Scottish Dancer, sometime runner, erstwhile Alpinist and constant exile from the English Lakes.

Software Developer

I've been a professional software developer since about 2007. I've previously worked as C# developer for ASH Wireless, and True Clarity. I'm currently Head of Software at Adam Matthew; a digital publisher working with archives and libraries around the world to publish original historical manuscripts and documents.


I've been climbing since about 2011, and mostly consider myself to be a trad climber, but sometimes I have pretensions about "being a mountaineer". If I'm honest what I really mean by this is I like long mountainous routes, and I own a pair of Ice Axes..

I've climbed all around England and Wales, and further afield in Europe and Morocco. I've also done a number of first ascents in the Morrocan Anti-Atlas. I'd love to do more Winter and Alpine climbing, but I suspect I'll keep returning to Tafraout for years to come..