John Heap was born in Rochdale, England.
Moved to Liverpool for degree in Zoology, and discovered climbing.
Met girl, stopped climbing. Learnt programming and wrote computer games.
Lost girl, lost fitness, wasted decades worrying about things that didn’t matter.
Dot com bubble burst, lost lots of money but gained lots of time.
Took a break, stopped smoking and began to learn to write.
Started climbing again, regained fitness, found a girl, moved to Shropshire, got married.
Still learning to write.