Johnny Dawes Interviewed in The Guardian

by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Dec/2011
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+Johnny Dawes - sport climbing, trad climbing, onsight, redpoint; he does it all, 149 kbJohnny Dawes - sport climbing, trad climbing, onsight, redpoint; he does it all
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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."

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