Category Archives: Miscellaneous

21 Year Ampuversary

Reflection and introspection have never been strong points of mine but I regularly read other people contemplating the hand that fate has dealt them on the day of their ‘ampuversary’ so I thought I would similarly indulge myself. I fairly … Continue reading

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Abseiling!

Some twenty years after I last had a go at abseiling I’m at it again!  My Scouts on camp all got to take part in the activity and I didn’t want to miss out.  I realised that as soon as … Continue reading

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The BMC’s First Disability Symposium

As an amputee and proud member of the British Mountaineering Council I was excited to receive notification of this event: First ever BMC disability symposium Unfortunately, on closer inspection, it seems like it isn’t meant for people with disabilities to … Continue reading

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Three Years Since Kili

This weekend my friends and I celebrated the third anniversary of summiting kili.  As has become our tradition, the kili veterans assembled at one of our number’s houses for a fortifying meal and then set off to scale the dizzying … Continue reading

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Last Family Camping This Year

Despite the lateness in the year we decided to risk the weather and temperatures to have a last short camping break before winter.  Picking a campsite not too far from home we once again filled the car to safe capacity … Continue reading

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Family Camping Trip

This week marked the beginning of a different sort of adventure for all of us; that of camping as a family. With the enormous amount of extra stuff required by our little boy packed beautifully into the car by my … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of Amputation

Twenty years ago today I had already lost my leg after getting a little too close to a car whilst riding my motorbike. Had I been positioned 30cm to the left I would have missed the car completely,  30 cm … Continue reading

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Very proud of Helen

My wife: Sidestix feature user for March Despite having to cope with the constant pain and other symptoms associated with CRPS, Helen manages to be an excellent mother and look after me too!  Her efforts have been recognised by Sidestix, … Continue reading

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A live demonstration of ITAP

Today I had the pleasure of explaining the benefits of ITAP to a group of clinicians taking part in the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine’s ‘Advanced Prosthetic and Amputee Rehabilitation’ course hosted at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.  … Continue reading

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Toubkal Photo

My favourite mountain guide, Des (twitter.com/desclark2707), let me know about the following announcement on the Outdoors Magic website: It’s nice to see Berghaus using my photo and brings back excellent memories of Morocco!  I’d also love to go to ‘Keswick … Continue reading

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