Strawberries - A British On Sight?by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Sep/2008
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Whilst researching the history of the route for a UKC article, I came across some interesting facts... including an ascent that was termed a "British On Sight Ascent" but unfortunately was ground-up, with one fall.
In the article I also speak to German super-star Stefan Glowacz, both over the telephone and face to face in Germany. I find out once and for all the exact style in which he climbed the route.
I explore the history, from the first ascent in 1980, through to my abortive attempt in 2008. Along the way I speak to several important ascentionists, including Johnny Woodward and Al Murray. I also talk at length about the grade – how can it 'only' be E6 when everyone falls off?
Want to find out if Strawberries has had a British on sight? - Well unfortunately it hasn't... yet.
Read the full UKC Article
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