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Best known as: “Oi you!” and occasionally “Swimmer! Line!”
Hometown: Bradford, People’s Republic of Yorkshire
Living now: Cairngorms
Discipline: River, Sea, Canoe
Class: Odd grades and full moons.
Current boats: Cross, Loki, Jed, RPM, Prospector, Explorer, Nordkapp, Fuego
Shaft of choice: Straight for wings and rivers, bendy on the sea
Big volume or tight and technical: Big volume…only I live in the wrong country!
Favourite paddling spot: Falls of Lora in long pointy boats or short spinny ones
Why should you be on the Peak PS team?: A tonne of enthusiasm and experience served with a side order of humility.
What can you bring to the party?: Many, many stories, some helpful reflections.
How did you get into paddling? Uni. Our skills were awful, our decision making was really shonky… but we had some great times, a load of epics and a great crash and burn introduction to paddling:
Achievements: Humla Karnali, Thule Bheri,
What's your paddling goals for 2023? Heading off to paddle the top 1000km or so of Norway. Hopefully a Futa trip in early 2024.
Do you have any paddlesport qualification? Yes. I hope I’ve done enough hoop jumping that I can concentrate on paddling.
Best things about paddling: The flow, the places and the slightly peculiar people
Best boating moment: All alone on the wave with the sun shining in a blue sky
Worst boating moment: The sinking feeling on the fourth recirculation
Any other Hobbies: Paragliding, playing musical instruments and out-of-tune singing
Food: The surprise lump of cheese you find in the bottom of a dry bag at the end of a trip
Drink: If you insist. Sláinte!
Movie: Delicatessen – premium French goodness
Read: Cruise of the Ringleader – Tweedy Scottish Canoe Adventuring from the 1870’s
Piece of Peak PS Kit: Ocean Bothy