Climbing for over 40 years, Ian has experience of all climbing disciplines. With over 100 first ascents to his name in the UK, he has also climbed throughout Europe and in the USA. He has participated in and won competitions and considers climbing Revelations 8b at Ravens Tor to be his hardest route. Ian first climbed 8a back in 1989 and is hoping to repeat that feat again 30 years later!
Ian is the current Manager of The GB Lead Climbing Team and has been a Team Coach with the Juniors for the last 9 years. Ian has taken the Team abroad to many competitions and enjoys working with them through the stresses and strains of competing internationally, as well as setting training plans and running sessions for them back home.