Jules McKim writes about those who've climbed before us...
Written with a lovely light touch, poignant, without being sentimental. Nicely done.
Beautifully done! What a nice surprise that was, to see this article appear and enjoy it so much. Made my morning.
That is such a good article. So much of that reminds me of my early climbing days. Thank you.
Loved it. Best thing I have read on UKC for years
Nice. Enjoyed that.
Superb article. I remember that exact feeling of moving of the same rock that Ben, Jerry and Johnny had all climbed.
But lemons in G&T!
What this brings home, amongst all the current obsessions with grades and on-sights, is that what really matters is the people we do it with.
Really nice piece.
EWY went even further back than GWY, of course, being the daughter of Cecil Slingsby, he of the Chimney.
A lovely well written article. Thanks, I enjoyed it a lot
What a great piece of writing. Thankyou.
If this had appeared in Hard Rock it would last forever. Brilliant. Thank you.
Very high praise for this piece. Thank you!
Smashing, I love all the intertwined narratives of our daft sport. The Eleanor WY thing was a great bit of serendipity!
Thank you! It was a pleasure to write. Yes! Hard Rock - John and I had that and Classic Rock at school. Devoured the stories and pored over the pictures.
Thanks for all the lovely comments ukc people. An update: John's Dad had a Jag not a Rolls, but it was already written and I liked it like that with roll ups coming next. He's chuffed with the upgrade. Mike Weeks was Mike Banks, I learned this morning, in the latest copy of Climber. Thank you Mike Banks for being inspiring and kind.
What a keepsake !