/ Rock climbing in the English Lake District - O G Jones
Great book isn't it! His style is engaging. What a guy!
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!)
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