Never Mind The Puffins - John Redhead's Poster

© UKC News
Gogarth is one of the UK's finest sea cliffs. On the weekend of the 4/5th August it will have its first festival, The Glorious First.

Adam Wainwright wrote back in April at a news report at

"In Llanberis August 1st has traditionally been a day of celebration. Throughout the 80's and 90's the day the bird ban lifts from our best sea cliffs has always marked a procession across Anglesey by climbers young and old to do battle with South Stack, armed with little more than a rack of RP's.

All are welcome at The Glorious First.

The Snowdon Inn or Y Fricsan, the Pub/Campsite in Cwm y Glo just outside Llanberis will provide a base for the festival. You can find directions here

John Redhead, the climber and artist, who has had an intimate relationship with Gogarth including the first ascent of The Bells, The Bells, the UK's first E7 back in 1981, has provided artwork for the poster for the Glorious First.

You can see it here

This post has been read 4,217 times

Return to Latest News

Support UKC

As climbers we strive to make UKClimbing the kind of website we would love to visit, with the most up-to-date news, diverse and interesting articles, comprehensive gear reviews, breathtaking photographs and a vast and useful logbook system. As a result, an incredible community has formed around the site - we’ve provided the framework but it’s you who make the website what it is today. If you appreciate the content we offer then you can help us by becoming an official UKC Supporter. This can be a one-off single annual payment or a more substantial payment paid monthly or yearly which includes full access to Rockfax Digital and discounts on Rockfax print publications.

If you appreciate UKClimbing then please help us by becoming a UKC Supporter.

UKC Supporter

  • Support the website we all know and love
  • Access to a year's subscription to Rockfax Digital.
  • Plus 30% off Rockfax guidebooks
  • Plus Show your support UKC porter badge on your profile and forum posts
UKC/UKH/Rockfax logo

15 Jul, 2007
That Mr Redhead like's his willies doesn't he? I suppose its a subtle suggestion that Gogarth needs big balls?
15 Jul, 2007
I wondered if maybe he was taking the mickey out of himself and his reputation a bit there.
15 Jul, 2007
BMC paying for the food ? And why is a Gogarth festival in Llanberis ?
15 Jul, 2007
The Snowdon Inn is a great venue too. Good camping, great beer and good food....and just outside Llanberis. A great focal point. Meet there, climb at Gogarth, then meet back there for much fun.
16 Jul, 2007
Must admit that 'Never mind the Puffins'as a title won't exactly win any friends with the RSPB or any other conservation group...
More Comments
Loading Notifications...
Facebook Twitter Copy Email LinkedIn Pinterest