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Paolo Tighe

Durham, Durham, England

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  • 6 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Rope Technician / Climbing Instructor
  • University Diploma in Health Science...
  • From Durham, England.
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


working on getting a bike and a job at the minute before spending some time seeing the world again.


A very original sort of being really, quite eclectic and open is what I strive for.


It depends ! As we all know, priorities shift just as the ground shifts beneath our feet. Occasionally it can seem violent like an earthquake and then others almost unoticeable almost covert.But on the whole I try to live as I want and do, without hurting anyone and expect the same of others. This does not always work out but, that is the time when you see me erupt! What I am saying is, I hate being badly done to or seeing others treat the same and I am generally not afraid to speak up or interviene!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I love to host dinner parties and love nothing more than creating vast quantities of food for large groups of friends.CLIMBING!!! I LOVE CLIMBING!!! Just so everyone knows, the outdoors is something I appreciate and treasure so much and I love passing on my knowledge and developing others skills. More to develop I am sure !


Meeting new people, being hosted and surfed for one night!


Recently been thinking a lot about going on travels with myself and a bike! Climbing I love getting out and touching the rock, pushing my comfort zone and expanding my skill set! Including alpinism too!The Alps (french, Swiss, and Italian(+I have a dangerous love affair with The Eiger)).I love nothing better than being active, although I do hate running. I love being out on my racing bike and pushing the miles. New passions include Skiing (1 lesson so far, scared me but it only makes me love it), Ice Skating similar experience, also interested in telemark or nordic skiing for fitness and getting out of doors.Apart from this I enjoy socialising and meeting like minded and not so like minded people, all makes for interesting times.

Music, Movies & Books

What do you like to watch, read, and listen to?What do I watch? The Sky, Mountains, Moon, Sea, anything related to nature really but have and affliction for mountains!As for TV not a lot! loved the BBC's Yellowstone Programme though.Movies anything climbing related or good generally, The Eiger Sanction, Hot Fuzz, Mic Macs, Amelie etc.I generally hook onto an author and read their works, to name few Bernard Schlink, Fionna Campbell, Steven Galloway, and Bill Bryson. I listen a wide variety from trip hop to classical. DJ Food, Mr Scruff, Gonzales, Feist, Bon Iver, Florence and the Machine, Ladyhawke, Maximo Park, Berliner Phil, Anthony and the Johnsons, Beiriut, Reo Speedwagon, Dire Straits, all sorts really there is more!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watching the sun setting with a group of friends, from a bivvy on the Tour Glacier, Chamonix and then being awake to watch the sun rise in the morning! The colours burned bright into my visual cortex!!! So beautiful I cannot explain it in words!

Teach, Learn, Share

What kinds of skills or information could you share with someone? What would you like to learn?I am a british trained climbing instrutor and have been for the past 10 years, I love teaching outdoor education and love mentoring people in climbing, as well as being mentored.,

Countries I've Visited

Canada, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, United Kingdom

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