Uisdean is a Scottish climber and alpinist best known for his winter climbing and Alpine exploits
I started climbing in Scotland in winter which provided a very steep learning curve, thankfully my practical upbringing on a hill farm allowed me to enjoy the wildness of the climbing. My first few years climbing in Scotland gave me a great base of harder trad climbing. I kept pushing myself and started doing first ascents in winter, I found great pleasure in trying to predict if a certain line would form up and then taking the chance to just go and try them. I think this attitude of just trying things helped me to go the alps and try some of the harder faces, amazingly I got up some of them. In 2015 my first trip to the Canadian Rockies brought home how I most enjoy climbing in remote places. Since then, I have focused most of my climbing towards these types of places from a quiet mountain crag in Scotland or a unclimbed face in the Himalaya. I am currently living in western Canada and enjoying the easily found remote and adventurous climbing be that in summer or winter.