Johnny Dawes - sport climbing, trad climbing, onsight, redpoint; he does it all
UKC News, Jun 2011
© Mick Ryan UKC/UKH Johnny Dawes, one of Britain's most influential climbers, has just been interviewed by Peter Beaumont for The Guardian Newspaper.
The interview follows the publication of Johnny's autobiography; Full of Myself. You can read an in-depth review of the book on UKC here: Review by Ed Douglas.
From the interview:
"Dawes finds some of the seriousness of current climbing – with its emphasis on sports science, regimes and training programmes – "tight-lipped" and lacking in the sense of play that inspired him..."
And in the interview Johnny states:
"...probably the most stupid risky thing I have ever done was on a deserted motorway. I got out of one side of the car and, with a brick on the accelerator, went across the bonnet and in the other window... I found the world was incredibly boring. Being ground into a sort of a mush."