/ New David Craig article: At the Corrie of the Black Raven

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Bob Kemp - on 08 Feb 2013
The Footless Crow blog has a beautiful piece by David Craig on finally stopping climbing as age takes its toll:

"My first rock-climb was on my 20th birthday, October 7 1952. My last was on May 19 2011, when I was 78 - although I'd had a gap (to put it mildly) from 1952 to 1973. I know I won't climb again and I'm not being all stoical or mellow about it. Really, inwardly, I'm groaning and keening as all that long experience of effort and delight has reached its terminus at last."

http://footlesscrow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/at-corrie-of-black-raven.html

- Bob
lummox - on 08 Feb 2013
In reply to Bob Kemp: What a poignant piece of writing. Thanks for the link.
SteveRi - on 08 Feb 2013
Thanks, poignant indeed. Trowbarrow's Jomo was one of a handful of very early climbs for me, way back at the other end of the cycle.
johncoxmysteriously - on 08 Feb 2013
In reply to Bob Kemp:

Lovely. Go hard while you can, as they say.

Wonder what's happened to Jonno? He doesn't seem to post much any more.

jcm
Doug on 08 Feb 2013
In reply to Bob Kemp: lovely, Native Stones has long been a favourite book so good to read more by David Craig

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