As a lanky, awkward teenage boy afraid of heights, Alex never would have imagined that he would one day be in his element on a cliff face. Now it is where he finds his focus and experiences constant growth and discovery. Alex learned to climb in the Blue Mountains and this is where he has climbed the most extensively. Alex has made various trips to other parts of Australia including Point Perpendicular and Nowra, Arapiles, the Grampians, a smattering of climbing areas in Tasmania and the Warrumbungles.
Outside of Australia Alex has climbed alpine granite in Argentina and Chile and limestone sport on the beaches of Thailand. He has also spent six months climbing through the USA and Canada. On this trip he lived out of a 1991 Toyota Camry with electric seatbelts and climbed at areas such as Yosemite, Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, Smith Rock, and Squamish. Alex is just as happy slotting cams in a hand crack as he is pushing himself on sport climbs, but finds big days on big routes the most memorable.