A prolapsed disc in 2000 at the age of 35 slowed Trev down a bit, but in 2004 he began to focus on climbing his first 8A boulder before turning 40.
“I was running regularly,” says Trev, “doing hundreds of push ups, pull ups and sit ups every day. I got pretty strong and light but ultimately failed due to poor climbing technique. At about that time, I was starting to develop a keen interest in coaching. During the next five or six years, my technique improved greatly due to the amount of coaching I was doing. I managed to climb my first 8A at the age of 49, undoubtedly heavier and much less strong than when I was 39.”
For the last eight or nine years Trev has focused on developing coaching programs for outdoor sport climbing and developing his business, Rock and Sun, as a leading international tour operator for climbing and bouldering holidays. As a result, Trev’s personal climbing continues to improve and he doesn't seem to show any signs of slowing down.
In his spare time Trev enjoys fishing, poker, cooking and kayaking (he is a BCU Level-3 accredited kayak instructor). He also dabbles, when the opportunity arises, in ice climbing and mountaineering—he has summited Amadablam, in Nepal—and he boulders a few times a year, in Albarracin or Fontainebleau.
“Climbing is the greatest waste of time ever invented,” says Trev. “I love the people you meet, the places it takes you, as well as the physical and mental challenges it brings.”