Worklife; outdoor gear, University part time lecturer for 10 yrs, subject Innovation. Author.
Have been a gear manufacturer and designer all my life. Owner and Innovator at Karrimor until 1996. Founder of OMM lightweight gear (based on 2 day mtn Marathon/KIMM.
co -author of the only full account of the innovation of climbing and outdoor gear; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Invisible-Everest-Innovation-Gear-Makers/dp/0970414358
CEO/part owner - Karrimor International 1966-96. Originator/designer/inventor of Karrimat, KSB's, Alpiniste pack series from Whillans to Haston et al. Jaguar, Hot Ice, Hot Earth were other all time classics.
My activities have included; rock climbing, mountaineering, alpinism, MTB and road bike, ski nordic and alpine. Backpacking, Sea kayaking. Fell/mountain running. Locations, all 7 continents.
Cold trips, winter & cold trips to Hymalayas, Greenland, Spitzbergen, Antarctica, Alaska ( Denali Ascent)
First ascent of 18 summits; East Greenland and Khirgistan.
Club memberships. BMC. AC, ABMSAC , Kendal MC, Eagle Ski Club,
chair BMC Lakes 2015-
chair George Starkey Hut Ltd (50/50 joint AC/ABMSAC.
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