I’m a hill walker who has recently discovered the wonderful world of rock climbing.  A great combination as both keep me fit and active in the outdoors.

I’ve been walking for over twenty years, mainly around the Lake District with the odd trip to Scotland and Wales.  I now live within an hour of the Peak District which allows me to get my boots on more often.  I began climbing after my fear of heights, or more specifically exposure, started to get in the way of the more challenging walks that I wanted to do.  A walking buddy suggested that he should take me climbing in the hope that it may ease the problem.  I agreed and six months later, I’ve got the bug.  I try to get to an indoor wall at least once a week and out onto the crags whenever work and family commitments allow.

The majority of my posts at present will be diarising my climbing progress but I will include some walking tales as they happen.  I would like to try to write some gear and book reviews too which should hopefully add a little extra interest.  At some point I will also publish some static pages with general information that people may find useful if they are new to the outdoors.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this and hope that you enjoy the site.  Let me know what you think and keep coming by to see what’s new.



2 Responses to Bio

  1. Hi Graeme,
    Like your blog. I started my climbing about forty years ago, the same time I started walking. I find now that I’m gradually losing the “bottle” for hard stuff, though there’s a few good years yet to come.
    A good mate of mine wants to do the Aonach Eagach this winter, so if we get the conditions that should be a good test of nerve and energy levels!
    Good stuff, keep it coming.

    • graymee says:

      Thanks for that Paul,
      Interesting that you feel that you are becoming a little less brave with age (and experience.) I have certainly noticed the same. Exposure has always been a bit of an issue, but it is much much worse these days.
      Aonach Eagach is just unthinkable for me right now, actually I need a stiff drink before I climb the stairs!

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