Michael Fordham

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History teacher and researching for a PhD in history education.

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I grew up in the south-west of England and became quite familiar with Dartmoor before leaving for university. At Cambridge I quickly joined the Cambridge University Hillwalking Club and, between 2003 and 2012, went on over seventy club trips to the Lake District, Snowdonia and other mountainous regions of the UK. I was President of the club from 2005 to 2006. It took me three and a half years to finish the Wainwrights in the Lake District, and in the last few years I have focussed more on the Scottish Highlands, in both summer and winter, slowly working through the Munros. I have been on five mountaineering trips to the Swiss Alps, most recently being based in Saas Grund before heading over to Zermatt to tackle the Monte Rosa chain. Although poor conditions prevented us from reaching the summit of Dufourspitze, we nevertheless has an excellent couple of weeks climbing 4000m peaks. I enjoy some easy-grade rock climbing in the Peak District. When not up a mountain I spend my time reading history, learning German and working on a part-time PhD in history education.