Phil Murray

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Love climbing trips. especially in sunny places like Spain and KALYMNOS!! the cheap beer & wine helps too! also like weekend breaks away in the sun camping, climbing to exhaustion, drinking & sleeping! Have had to quit proper (high/glaciated) Alpine ascents now , due to health issues (see below). Still enjoy Via ferrata & days out, such as Marmolada 3342m.

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Via Ferrata, Luz-st-Savoire, Pyrenees

Via Ferrata, Luz-st-Savoire, Pyrenees
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Phil Murray on Meg's got Leukaemia, 6a, Blacknor North, Portland, in 1996

Phil Murray on Meg's got Leukaemia, 6a, Blacknor North, Portland, in 1996
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Weird Tree, 5+, Calvia, Mallorca

Weird Tree, 5+, Calvia, Mallorca
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Phil Murray on Cranium Casse 6a+ (runout) at Blacknor Fallen Slab, Portland

Phil Murray on Cranium Casse 6a+ (runout) at Blacknor Fallen Slab, Portland
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Sella, Costa Blanca, 1995

Sella, Costa Blanca, 1995
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Bilbo's Revenge

Bilbo's Revenge
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Anything Else We Should Know
I had ME or post viral/chronic syndrome 1997- 2006 and have recovered & can climb properly again! I'm not the only climber to have had this. It's not "all in the mind" and is a nasty physical affliction that also ruined my career & social life (both are also recovered). I never lost any finger strength, though ... I climbed harder than I was before I fell ill, age 52; I was 33 when i fell ill. This is good!

Note (Summer 2018) - My ME/CFS comes back when I try to do Alpine mountaineering - ruining trips in 2015, 16, and now 2018. No amount of optimism & careful planning can prevent it. So I hang up my ice axe & crampons. Age 54, it's game over. Sad about this, but at least I can choose to be well. There is nothing worse than suffering an ME/CFS relapse in the mountains - you cannot then even contemplate going up them. :-(


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