/ Guardian in decent climbing article shock

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Dr Toph on 17 Feb 2013
Surprisingly good article about Ondra by the Guardian / Observer.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2013/feb/17/adam-ondra-climbing-czech-dura-profile
LaMentalist on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph:

You're right I agree thats a good article Dr Toph .
estivoautumnal - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph:

It's a decent paper.
Cardi - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal: I beg to differ...
estivoautumnal - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Cardi:

Then we shall never agree on this point.

henwardian - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph: Great article. Best I've seen in the mainstream media.
steve taylor - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph:

Peter Beaumont (author of the article) has been involved in climbing for some time. Nit sure if he actually climbs, but he's reported on climbing stuff for >20 years now.
puppythedog on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph: According to a book I have published by the Guardian they have a long standing relationship with climbing and have published a lot of articles and stories about our relationship with rock, hill, crag and mountain.

Good article.
Doug on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to puppythedog: Other 'mountain'writers featuring from time to time in the Guardian include Ed Douglas, Jim Perrin & the late Harry Griffin (& probably others)
JLS on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph:

Cheers for posting that.
Dave Williams - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph:

Thanks for the link and agree about its quality.

Peter Beaumont writes very well indeed, although his usual specialism is foreign affairs. He admits to being a climber and a surfer. Both Ed Douglas and Jim Perrin often write climbing articles for the Guardian as well.

So not really that surprising I suppose.

Dave
mike123 - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph: thanks for the link, good article,far better than the usual rubbish in the mainstream media
rocky57 - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Dr Toph:

Agreed, thanks for posting that link. I noted that he said "Today's hardest routes are far below the human maximum." I'm not in a position to argue with him on that one.

Martin W on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

> It's a decent paper.

The article would have benefitted from some rather more rigorous subbing.

The Torygraph has been known to publish the odd intelligent climbing-related article as well.
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estivoautumnal - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Martin W:

It's also a decent paper. Not my cup of tea though.

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