Rob started Rock Climbing in an unusual way.
Upon being invited to go bush walking in the Blue Mountains he was informed, having descended the Grand Staircase on the 3 Sisters, that he had been volunteered to go Climbing.
At that time in proceedings Rob had never even heard of Rock Climbing. Rob reluctantly headed off on an Adventure that would become a turning point in his life commencing 26 years of committed Rock Climbing, Trekking and Mountaineering.
Rob is now a rate payer and resident of Nowra.
1989 - First Climb - West Face Three Sisters - Blue Mountains - in running shoes - Joe Lorenz Leading
(Rob went on to Lead this route 77 times with first time climbers voluntarily until the route was closed)
1989 - Nepal and India
1990 - Second Climb - North Head - Sydney - Greg Mortimer Leading
Commenced Bouldering - Lindfield Sydney
Commenced committed Rock Climbing with Adam Joyner & Andrew Simson
1990 - Commenced selling and leading Groups to Himalayas through Sue Fear - Wilderness Expeditions / World Expeditions and then through Australian Andean Expeditions spanning a 10 year period.
1992 - Technical Mountaineering Program - Alpine Guides - New Zealand
3 X Wilderness First Aid Leaders 7 day Residential Certificates - Wadamana Tasmania / Blue Mountains / Warringah National Park - Wilderness First Aid Consultants - Sue Ash (founder).
BridgeClimb - Sydney - Climb Operations Supervisor
Rob started indoor climbing at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym (soon after opening) the first indoor climbing gym in Australia, built by Niel Lasker (now a shoalhaven resident) and John Salt. Rob went on to work on their Outdoor Rock Climbing Program as a Guide.
Rob was a Compere at Escalade Mt Victoria's major 3 day Climbing Competition and Adventure symposium in the Blue Mountains (filmed by channel 9) for 6 years and has climbed in most of the climbing gyms in Australia at some point.
Rob has Climbed extensively in Australia and Overseas inc.
Blue Mountains - extensive
Himalayan Summits inc.
Imja Tse (Kumbu)
Kongma Tse (Kumbu)
Lobuche East - Bibbler Freer Route - (Kumbu)
Mera Peak (Hinku Himal)
Yallah Peak (Langtang Himal)
Multiple accents of Gokyo Ri & Kallar Pattar - Everest Base Camp Trek
Un-Named Peak - Nimaling - Ladakh
+ Many Treks in Nepal - Annapurna / Kumbu / Langtang
Baladu Natioinal Park