Leon Gabbidon, Rock Climbing Instructor
What an adventure!! I’ve learned so much about the outdoors and myself.
So much hard work went into this one. But to be fair the most of it was done by the people that had to suffer me during this whole process.
I’ve tied ropes to pretty much every piece of furniture inside and outside the house.
I’ve tied ropes to people who just came to visit the house. I’ve dragged whoever I could to climbing centres or outdoor crags and forced them to learn belaying and climbing through YouTube videos, DVDs and books or got them to book onto courses so that they can assist me in this goal.
This qualification and therefore this leg of the British Stunt Register process could not have been achieved without the help of some of my most committed family members and friends, who, really want to help me succeed. They have had to endure me at my most short tempered, stressed, tired, miserable, moody and bitter times.
With early starts, late finishes, missed meals, as well as no sleep (due to the fact that I have a habit of using my Nutribullet in a shared rooms at 4 in the morning). We’ve been hot, we’ve been cold, we’ve been wet, we’ve been dirty, we’ve been battered by wind and hail, dropped into trees, stuck on the side of the sea cliffs, nearly blown into the ocean, fallen down holes and argued... A LOT!! On the plus side we’ve had some epic adventures that have lead us up and down the countryside and beyond. Aside from the cuts and bruises, the tears, lost toe nails, stuck gear, bumped heads and wildlife encounters we have all come back alive and better versions of ourselves.
This one is for my family and my friends who stuck with me in an activity that would not have been posible without them. From the days of bouldering at White Spider, to Trad Climbing in the Peak District, we have grown as individuals and as a unit and I love you all so much for the help that you have given me in turning this city boy into an outdoor loving Rock Climbing Instructor!! #bmc #rockclimbing #traditionalclimbing #tradclimbing #rockclimbinginstructor #bsr #thebsr #stunts #stuntman #lifeofastuntwife #whitespiderclimbing #redspider