Thoughts of altitude that rule my dreams, day & night. Aspirant alpinist, obsessional climber, big wall rat and paraglider pilot. I love mountain routes: snow, ice and mixed routes from Wales and Scotland to the Alps, from Africa to the Himalayas and the roof of the world. The pristine lines of beauty on grey, brown and white rock that form the skylines above our valley homes in so many corners of these green islands. That single move on an isolated boulder in fields of heather and bracken, or the view around a summit. When keeping going is all that matters. The first breath back on solid and horizontal earth. The rock, the mindset and the moment that has already passed.