My name is Alastair Begley, having graduated from the University of Exeter in 2012 I am now a Mechanical Engineer at Rolls-Royce in Bristol. While I was at university I was a keen photographer and freelanced in equestrian photography, which is why I set this website up. The name MasterPlan came from the name of the horse I used to ride who was called Cloons Master Plan.

This website was originally setup to sell my equestrian photos. despite having sold all of my camera gear to fund climbing, I decided to keep the website running as a personal log of what I have been up to.

I spent most of my free time in the summer rock climbing around the UK, as I am fortunate enough to live in Bristol I can get out into the lower Wye valley after work or even climb just outside of the city centre in Avon Gorge. I have a particular passion for sea cliffs and I often find myself making day trips over to Pembroke, although when conditions allow I enjoy getting out in the mountains.

Despite living in the south, I love winter climbing. Due to the fickle conditions in North Wales and the Lake District, I often make weekend trips to Scotland when the conditions are good in order to get my climbing fix, although I do look forward to the times when conditions are good a little further south. In the future would love to use these mountaineering skills on an expedition to some of the greater ranges.

If you would like a quote for the use of any of my images then please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form on the contact page as my images are All Rights Reserved and must not be used without permission.