Alex Roddie's new novel The Only Genuine Jones is a fictionalised alternative history of mountaineering. In this exclusive extract our hero Jones pre-empts history by about 60 years to make a bold early attempt on the Orion Face of Ben Nevis, armed with a newfangled ice climbing technique
In reply to UKC Articles: top stuff. I ordered this when you were promoting it on the forums last autumn. Good read, had me flicking back through the history section of the Ogwen and Carneddau climbing guide for some of the real stories!