/ NEW ARTICLE: The World of Stevie Haston: The Education of a Mountaineer

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UKC Articles - on 29 Apr 2010
[Stevie Haston, 2 kb]Who is Stevie Haston? You may know what he has done, and if you donít he will tell you.

You can read about how he keeps climbing fit elsewhere. What we are after is what formed the heart and soul of this 50-something high-performing climber. What moulded him?

Where did he come from and what makes him tick?

Why did his thumb represent freedom? Where was his immortal soul trapped?

This is the first in a series of Stevie Haston articles and interviews over the next 12 months, only at UKClimbing.com.

Welcome to the world of Stevie Haston.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=2665

Adam Long - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

That's great, really interesting. Look forward to more of these.
Scarab9 - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:


fantastic article. thank you
petejh on 29 Apr 2010 - host86-175-216-166.wlms-broadband.com
In reply to UKC Articles:

Classic.
But first a message from our sponsors - 'Mountains - they're not for girls'.
crabduck on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: Excellent article, thought provoking and in places moving.
TomPR - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: Absolutely incredible. Best bit of literature about the man behind climbing I've ever read. Can't wait for more.
Michael Gordon - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: Beautiful.
Lil_Pete - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Damn good read; look forward to the future articles..
rlines - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:


I do this kind of stuff all the time; the bit where he implies how clever he is is the bit he makes one of his spelling mistakes!

'I passed my eleven plus examination and went to an elite grammar school where I found that the rich kids had been tutored through there entrance exam'

otherwise interesting read, good work
George Ormerod - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to rlines:

All these articles are a bit of a tease, why doesn't he knock out an autobiography? It'd be a lot more interesting that a lot of climber's biographies I'd bet.
Ramon Marin - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Awesome reading, so inspiring. Gotta love him
Conor1 - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Much, much better than I expected.
jazzyjackson on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

good to see this series get started. Hats off ; )
casa - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: Great article.
Always looked forward to Stevie's article's in OTE. Very inspiring style about the man. And the 'never give a fook' attitude does get you proper motivated. Big up that man.
jackcarr on 29 Apr 2010 - cpc2-hem17-0-0-cust579.lutn.cable.ntl.com
In reply to UKC Articles:

Good article, interesting read. Someone should possibly have a quick proof read of the next one though, it's littered with grammar and spelling mistakes!

Mr Fuller on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: That's an exceptional article. The writing style is unusual, almost thought-stream, but it makes it far more interesting than normal prose. Oh, and the content is brilliant.
biped - on 29 Apr 2010
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Stevie, really glad you decided to for it and give the benefit of your thoughts. Graet article, full of all that's good and elusive in life. Look forward to the rest.

S
Diggler - on 29 Apr 2010
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If this guy writes an autobiography I'm first in line to buy it. Quite moving.
Juglan - on 29 Apr 2010
You should write a book
southern sam on 29 Apr 2010
I'll second that write a book Stevie, i'll put in a pre order now assuming it doesn't cost more than a tenner! Im sure you could write a very interesting read!
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Karl Bromelow on 29 Apr 2010
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A great read.
Scarab - on 29 Apr 2010
steve

write a book!
Misha - on 29 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Some good passages but ultimately a rather disjointed stream of consciousness.
SultanofMull - on 30 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great stuff am really glad you made a comeback or just re-entered the scene with the writing, I used to read your pieces in OTE some of which where as a kid 'having lats like a bat that's where its at wish I thought of that' was a phrase I remember. Then you stopped it, it was a great shame to me as I enjoyed your musings and writings and was inspired by them they where born from experience, proper experience.
Hopefully you wont be deterred by the people who want to criticise you on here as you are leagues ahead of them in both terms of writing and climbing and in my opinion you would make a great Guide but someone cocked up in that decision!!

All the best Dan


All the best Dan
In reply to UKC Articles: I really liked the style and the content - different and refreshing. An interesting character.
Erstwhile on 30 Apr 2010
In reply to Misha:
> (In reply to UKC Articles)
>
> Some good passages but ultimately a rather disjointed stream of consciousness.

Sorry, but technically it is not "stream of consciousness" - in fact it is more or less the opposite: extremely wide-ranging free narrative.

I would say the author definitely has writing talent, but could lighten up on the gas pedal a bit - he was spinning his wheels all through this article.

I look forward to reading the next ones. Compliments.
Henry Iddon - on 30 Apr 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Yeah great read.
PeteH - on 01 May 2010

What is climbing?

"For me it is the vehicle to explore the natural world where strength and skill overcome difficulties. You are not just flotsam in the social sea, you make real decisions that govern your life and death. It is a special place where you enjoy yourself like an animal, feel your pulse racing, experience the sweat of fear and anxiety, and the taste of well-earned success."

Well put.

Pete.
alan mellor on 01 May 2010 - CPE-139-168-225-161.lns2.wel.bigpond.net.au
stevie you have been blessed your words reached deep inside and made me ask where now ? but thats up to me and who gives a whats it about spelling etc
orge - on 03 May 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great start to this series of articles! Looking forward to reading more.

J
munro - on 03 May 2010
In reply to alan mellor:
> stevie you have been blessed your words reached deep inside and made me ask where now ?

calm down...

actually, I was pleasantly surprised. Not a bad read at all
brian cropper - on 10 May 2010
In reply to ramon marin martinez: why
Brendan - on 11 May 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: Excellent stuff. Bring on the autobiography!
Fultonius - on 20 May 2010
If he keeps writing these articles there won't be much new material loeft for an Autobiography...
Rob Oram - on 20 May 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: Really nice article and I throughly enjoyed the writing style!
brian cropper - on 02 Jun 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: sorry WHO is s haston
Tom_Harding - on 02 Jun 2010
In reply to brian a:

> sorry WHO is s haston

old bloke, climbs really hard.....
Derbyshire Ben on 03 Jun 2010 - host86-189-24-124.range86-189.btcentralplus.com
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great stuff Stevie and UKC. thanks.
mark mcgowan01 - on 05 Jun 2010
In reply to Fultonius:
> If he keeps writing these articles there won't be much new material loeft for an Autobiography...

there will be plenty dude....

Impromptu - on 10 Jun 2010
Stevie, when you complete the narrative, will you please include the incident involving wearing a snorkel parker to escape glen robbins's 'kiss of death camera' in beris high street. Early days of the Heights.

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