/ Rock climbing in the English Lake District - O G Jones

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Just finished reading this and really enjoyed it, amazed at how fit and to what lengths they were prepared to go for a days climbing. Modern climbers would baulk at some of the walk ins these guys did. Rock climbing in Skye next methinks. Totally recommended :-)))
Only a hill - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to Allan McDonald (Gwydyr MC):
Great book isn't it! His style is engaging. What a guy!
Mick Ward - on 08 Nov 2013
In reply to Allan McDonald (Gwydyr MC):

Didn't Whymper walk about 30 miles most days? And, when he missed the stagecoach, walked across some pass non-stop (70+ miles?) to catch it up?

And Raeburn doing the first route on a big Scottish crag - big bike ride, walk-in, solo onsight at then cutting grade and back out again?

Doubtless someone will be along to correct the history - but it seems there were some seriously tough guys out there - never mind Lucy Walker and Lily Bristow.

(No, I don't think I'll go to the wall tonight... feel a bit achey!)

(Wimpy) Mick
In reply to Allan McDonald (Gwydyr MC): Also came across the earliest reference that I can find on jamming during an ascent of napes needle. Wonder if that the earliest ?

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