I grew up in Northumberland, England, where the climbing is brilliant, however, climbing was not my first sport. When I was 5 I started swimming and progressed to a reasonable level in this sport before taking up triathlon. These sports were hard and required serious dedication and discipline, so I learnt a lot about hard work and training from doing them.

I began climbing more or less at the start of 2010, although I definitely did a little at the end of 2009, and I climbed once at my friends birthday party many years ago. Before I started climbing I was into triathlon, and before that, just swimming for 10 years or so.

I mainly just bouldered at first, but went on a course called ‘Rock Action’ in the peak district with Katherine Schirrmacher during my first summer climbing and learnt a lot more about sport and trad climbing. After doing this course I got keen to do some more sport climbing and have since been on a number of trips (which you can read about on my blog).


4 responses to “About”

  1. Xander Taylor says :

    Hello Ben, my name is Xander Taylor. I’m a mad keen climber, and have been forever. I’m 15 years old and our parents are good friends. Your mother reccomended that I get in touch with you because you’re “shit-hot” at climbing and I aspire to be so as well. Hope you reply,

  2. Nate Murphy says :

    I like your blog. You have a strong writing style. Keep it up and hope the recovery goes to plan.

  3. Mikkel Lima says :

    Hello Ben.

    Im sorry to read about you accident, I thought I would send you this video link of my friend whom about 2 years ago had a similar fall.

    Now 2 years later he is back on the horse, crushing 8a, hope it will cheer you up a bit!!.


    • bendavison says :

      Cheers Mikkel! The motivation is coming back gradually. Hopefully a month in France this summer will remind me how awesome sport climbing is!

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