/ NEW ARTICLE: The World of Stevie Haston: The Education of a Mountaineer
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
That's great, really interesting. Look forward to more of these.
fantastic article. thank you
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Damn good read; look forward to the future 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
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.
Awesome reading, so inspiring. Gotta love him
Much, much better than I expected.
good to see this series get started. Hats off ; )
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.
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!
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.
If this guy writes an autobiography I'm first in line to buy it. Quite moving.
A great read.
write a book!
Some good passages but ultimately a rather disjointed stream of consciousness.
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
> 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.
Yeah great read.
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."
Great start to this series of articles! Looking forward to reading more.
actually, I was pleasantly surprised. Not a bad read at all
old bloke, climbs really hard.....
Great stuff Stevie and UKC. thanks.
there will be plenty dude....
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