Liverpudlian new-router and founder of the popular Footless Crow climbing blog, John Appleby, died in a climbing accident earlier this month. Mick Ward pens a tribute, originally posted in this thread.
Well written Mick. I always wondered about the Redhead connection, and now I know. We shall all miss the Footless Crow blog. You only die once but you have every other day to make a difference. Living life without wasting a day as John has done.
Sad times... his relentless archival and writings are something I hadn't realised I was massively taking for granted. Throughout ups and downs in my climbing, lockdowns etc, John & Footless Crow were a constant source that I delved into and drifted off for a short while when I needed it. RIP.
In reply to UKC Articles: Blimey that’s a shock. Like Mick I never met John and I had my disagreements with him but Footless Crow stood out as a unique part of British rock climbing culture - independent, imaginative, opinionated and robust. John will be really missed.