Mike “Twid” Turner (from DMM web site) +41 79 958 84 12 firstname.lastname@example.org
Profile written by Simon Panton of DMM and Ground Up Guide books. Twid is the sort of climber who manages to be both utterly hardcore and exceptionally prolific at the same time. His track record is astonishing not only for the extreme standards achieved but also the range and diversity of his climbing. He grew up in Wallasey, England, five minutes from the legendary Merseyside sandstone bouldering crag, The Breck. Relentless sessions of fierce, fingery bouldering gave him a solid base of steely crimping strength; a very useful asset for what was to come. And what did come next was a dramatic rush through the established classics in his adopted home of North Wales. The big numbers soon started to fall; by the time he was 20 he had climbed many E6′s and then the following year he hit E7.