/ NEW ARTICLE: The Blind Man of Hoy

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UKC Articles - on 25 Jun 2013
The Blind Man of Hoy - Red on the summit of the Old Man, 4 kbIn this article blind climber Red Szell recounts his ascent of the iconic seastack of The Old Man of Hoy, one of Britain's most famous rock climbs.

"The fourth pitch was like a geology lesson, my fingers spoilt for choice with the different textures in the beautifully stratified wall that included arcs of rock-iron, as if someone had buried sections of iron drainpipe amid the sandstone, and which provide the best side-pulls known to mankind..."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=5602

Mackenzie - on 25 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: Is the beer still up there? :0)
mountain.martin - on 25 Jun 2013
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Inspiring stuff, I backed off it, I should go back. Congratulations.
mrteale - on 26 Jun 2013
Truly inspiring. Great article as well, and of course well done on achieving your long-term project!
Colestyron - on 26 Jun 2013
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Well done, Red! I am truly in awe.

Time for pints!

Cole
Toby S - on 26 Jun 2013
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Great article. That's the same condition my mum has. I remember being flabbergasted as she told me she was going to climb Ben Nevis (via Tower Ridge iirc) and then ab back down it.
snook - on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: Amazing effort.
ChrisJD on 26 Jun 2013
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Great stuff. Heard you on BBC R4 as well.
rpfightingblindness on 26 Jun 2013
You can donate to Red's appeal for RP research in honour of his achievement at www.justgiving.com/redszell

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