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Ralph Cooper

ralph_cooper.jpgJob title
Technical Support

Specialist area
Mountain activities

What is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping?
Hearing the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO! at the start of a cycle time trial. Getting totally engrossed in a solo winter climb. Descending a mountain pass at over 80kph (50 mph) on my road bike.

Favourite place?
NW Scotland or SW Ireland

Ideal day in the outdoors?
Full winter conditions on a winter climb. Blue skies, minus 10C and no wind, followed by sitting on the summit soaking in the sun and views after an absorbing climb

Favourite song?
The Santana cover of the Buddy Holly classic “Well Alright”

If you could have dinner with three people (dead or alive) who would they be?
Lance Armstrong, Neil Armstrong, Louis Armstrong