/ NEW ARTICLE: Obituary: George Shields, 1930 -2012
"Consider that your only protection was with quarter inch slings (some times doubled) over spikes if there were any, ex-army steel karabiners and two and sixpence gym shoes from Woolworths; this presented the adventure in a very different light..."
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=5251
A very nice and poignant piece. He sounds like he was a really solid 'old school' climber.
A pleasant guy too. Fond memories of him in Glencoe.
Maybe in memoriam, Gimmer ought to be a nut and Friend free zone for 2013.
That would be interesting!
Great article, very interesting.
'The Messiah' looks like it climbs ground near where the recent winter line Godzilla goes?
Lovely article. This cliff on Beinn Bhan looks enormous for one nobody's ever heard of, but I guess Scotland is like that.
Thats great Paul....thanks.
It's a big, steep and very impressive cliff but only really known to winter climbers. I don't think it would have ever occurred to many to try rock climbing on it!
I have the idea Godzilla pitch 2 may go up the obvious corner just left of the Messiah line.
Good point, yes I should have done that!
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