/ NEW ARTICLE: CB Centenary

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UKC Articles - on 30 Apr 2014
On 20th April 1914 "The Flake" on the Central Buttress of Scafell was climbed by Siegfried Herford, George Sansom and Cecil (commonly known as Charles) Holland to provide the link for a complete ascent of the buttress this was completed on 22nd April.

The ascent of Central Buttress, or more often known as CB, was a major achievement and one of a succession of such events in the history of British rock climbing...



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johncoxmysteriously - on 30 Apr 2014
In reply to UKC Articles:

Is that UKC's own John Wilkinson (jcw)? He can't really have done CB in the 1940's, can he? John??

Wonder if any of Mabel Barker's relatives were there. Wish I had been; sounds like a great event.

jcm

In reply to johncoxmysteriously:
Peter Moffat - standing on the very left of the first photo in the article - told me he had first climbed it in 1939!
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johncoxmysteriously - on 30 Apr 2014
In reply to Stephen Reid - Needlesports:

Good grief - how old is he?!

jcm
Hardonicus - on 01 May 2014
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

89 according to the article so he must have been 14!
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Ron Kenyon - on 01 May 2014
In reply to Hardonicus:

Would be believable with Peter - quietly gets on and does things.

Interesting collection and age range of folk - 4 for the ascentionists of CB on the centenary were under 30 - shows climbing embraces all ages.

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