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Matt started climbing on the gritstone out crops of the North Yorkshire moors near his home in Wenslydale. He has now been climbing for over 10 years, mainly on rock, but he has been known to wield his ice axes when conditions allow.
Matt enjoys long multi-pitch climbs most of all and this has taken him to some of the best free climbing walls in Europe and North America.
Matt is one of a small team now working on the next edition of the FRCC Borrowdale guide book (due 2014) and is trying to tick off as many E3 and E4s as the valley has to offer.
Matt starting up the crux pitch of Botterill’s Slab (V, 6), Scafell, winter 2009/10.
Photo: Wes Hunter.
Above: Matt on Super Tegolina (6b+), Lastoni de Formin, Dolomites, Italy. Photo: Wes Hunter.
Below: Matt on the third pitch of the Hass Brandler, Cima Grande, Dolomites, Italy. Photo: Duncan Booth.
Above: Matt under the crux headwall pitch of Salathe Wall (5.9 C2) on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.
Photo: Dave McLaughlin.
Below: Matt bouldering at Hampi, India.
Photo: Dave Harbourne.
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