F10 Athlete - Andy Nelson
Athlete Profile - Andy Nelson
Tell us a bit about yourself:
From Northumberland sandstone to Alpine North Faces, Andy has enjoyed climbing and skiing adventures of all sizes for 25 years. Embracing full winter climbing conditions on Ben Nevis, skiing off piste in La Grave, touring remote Norwegian mountain plateaux or swinging ice axes on icefalls in Cogne and Kandersteg; as long as he can tie into a rope or step into his skis and share the fun, he'll be grinning from ear to ear! Andy is also the Leader of Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team which provides adventures of a different kind, day & night, summer & winter and gives him an intimate knowledge of Glencoe and some of it's more esoteric spots! Andy lives with his family in Glencoe in the West Highlands, and regularly commutes to the Alps.
Your best Adventure to date:
Taking part in an expedition to the West Ridge of Everest – it was a monumental undertaking through which I gained many lasting friendships.
Some of the best single malts.
Favourite F10 product:
The 45ltr Alpine Pack is particularly eye catching with the lightweight, bombproof material and simplicity being particular features I liked. It was very comfortable under load even with the waist belt stripped down and with the large size was perfect for overnight and 2-day expeditions.