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Now and then
Brian Hannon Liz Walter, Sep 2012
© Kafoozalem
Route: Bog wall (HVS 5a)
Climbers: Kafoozalem

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Taken 34 years apart. In some ways I have fared better than Avon itself which was altogether a more pleasant place to hang out all those years ago. (OK Brian in other ways I havent fared so well :-))
Kafoozalem - 28/Sep/12
Happy Days!..the building visible behind the climber was the old changing rooms for the tennis courts,we used to be able to climb into the loft space and kip there.
deepstar - 28/Sep/12
Hey Pete, what's wrong with 'Young rock god morphs into well-honed elder statesman?'
I tell myself stuff like this all the time...
Mick Ward - 28/Sep/12
I seem to recall this photo, was it published BITD?
SteveSBlake - 28/Sep/12
It's taking a long time to get up that wall Pete!
Sean Kelly - 28/Sep/12
wow great pic Pete. Avon looks like it used to be so charming at the bottom!
The Pylon King - 28/Sep/12
Thanks guys - altogether too kind though I haven't heard from Brian yet :-)
Kafoozalem - 29/Sep/12
Old, decrepit and smelling faintly of wee. And the toilets aren't much better.
(Will that do for abuse Pete? Couldn't come up with anything as funny as Sean's comment!)
Brian H - 30/Sep/12
Nice one Brian - I knew I could count on you!
Kafoozalem - 01/Oct/12
This reminds me of a tale Ian Parsons told me of doing the Regular N face of Half Dome. He was bivvying on Big Sandy when suddenly from the depths of the foul chimney at the back of the ledge a lone figure emerged. It was Steve Monks soloing some sort of direct. The conversation went something like:
Ian: "Well fancy meeting you here."
Steve: "I've climbed on bog walls before, you know!"
jon - 12/Oct/14
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