Johnny Dawes - montage portrait
© Simon Nadin South Wales is next in the Johnny Dawes tour: he will be doing a slide/video lecture at the WICC wall in Treharris, near Cardiff.
Tickets are £5 from the WICC or the Johnny Dawes website (see link).
Niall Grimes describes a previous lecture: "We had video footage of a Nelson's Column incident, and then some really amazing footage; Stanage's The Asp on top rope, one handed, and then Downhill Racer, solo, one handed... The top move, a necky 5c crimp move, miles up, is dispatched with an aggressive confidence, knowing no doubt as to the outcome. Pure Dawes, Pure Inspiration.
"Then we were treated to a recital of one of the greatest pieces of climbing writing ever, as far as I am concerned. The Dawes' article, Not Necessarily About the Indian Face, was written in the raw aftermath of his completion of the country's first E9, and is in turn inspirational, thrilling, chilling, and fatally desperate."