I grew up in Lancashire, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines, Lake District and Snowdonia. After stints living in Cambridge, North Wales and the Cotswolds I have lived in Somerset since 2002.
I have been climbing, mountaineering, caving, kayaking and skiing as long as I can remember. Growing up I spent most of my spare time in the hills.
Landscape archaeology has always been one of my interests. When you spend a long time in the outdoors you start noticing things and wondering how they came to be there. At university I chose geophysics as one of my options.


Mountain Leader (Summer)
Rock Climbing Instructor
Local Cave Leader Level 2
Joint Services Rock Climbing Leader
Joint Services Level 4 Distributed Training Instructor

Course Director

I am a course director in the following schemes:


The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme recognises climbing on all artificial climbing structures.


The National Navigation Award Scheme recognises navigation in the countryside, moorland and mountains.



For more information on outdoor activities, such as climbing and caving, go to ACS Adventure.
To find out more about me, such as my scifi or physics writing, go to my homepage.