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Al Evans leading Left Wall, 1969?
Arnis Strapcans
© Al Evans

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hello al a good shot by mr strapcans who remembers him apart from you and i
brian cropper - 02/Feb/09
Frank Cannings has his climbing diary
Al Evans - 03/Feb/09
Didnt Arnis have a tragic ending ?
rayash - 10/May/09
Yeah, Arnis died in the Alps quite young, a brilliant climber.
Al Evans - 10/May/09
Did this ascent involve aid at the slanting crack Al? I remember American Steve Wunch leading it free in in about 1970/1.
Sean Kelly - 04/Dec/09
Both myself and Arnis lead it free, we just assumed it WAS free. I could be a year out in the date though so Steve might still have done before us. Incidently I had followed Arnis up it a few days before so it wasn't an on-sight.
Al Evans - 05/Dec/09
Arnis was born in 1957, which would make him 11 or 12 in 1969??
abseil - 01/Jul/12
Arnis was very young when I knew him, young teenage sounds about right, like I said Frank Cannings has Arnis' climbing diaries so maybe he could shed some light on the date.
Al Evans - 02/Jul/12
Thanks a lot for your reply about Arnis.
abseil - 02/Jul/12
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