Ed is a fireman, Ad is a doctor, and we are both mad keen climbers. Ed is a rock warrior, and a great all rounder too, Ad is steady at all disciplines, but particularly loves the hardships of winter climbing and mountaineering. He keeps fit on the bike and at his local wall, 'Red Point' climbing centre ( http://www.redpointclimbingcentre.co.uk/ ).
We are both originally from Shrewsbury, where the nearest we have to a climbing club is the shop 'Highsports'. The owner, Stuart is a famous climber and mountaineer, and keeps us locals psyched with a great shop, a great website ( http://www.highsports.co.uk/ ) and a great winter lecture series.
Mad for it!
On Saturday Ellen and I did Parsley Fern Gully in Cwm Glas.
This was Ellen's first winter route. The huge smile all the way up was a bit of a give away!
The next day I went for a cross-country run with a difference... I ran to the bottom of the Trinity Face on Snowdon, popped flexi-crampons onto my trainers, and ran up Central Trinity! What a great route!
This was the view of the next person coming up... felt like the Alps up there!