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Sir Chris Bonington and Tufa the DogPhoto

© Sam Mayfield
Just talked to Sam Mayfield, the management of the Hard Rock Challenge.

The weather was atrocious in North Wales (bloody UK weather, makes you think of emigrating to Spain) and they are heading back up the M6 to Scotland where they have unfinished business (five routes to do).

Meanwhile Sam took this photograph of Sir Chris Bonington and her dog Tufa at the car park after Mark Stevenson and Rich Mayfield had done Praying Mantis at Goat Crag (in the Lakes) with Chris.

Chris was signing the HRC's Hard Rock book, inscribing, "Thanks Mark and Rich, had a great time and reminds me of when I did the second ascent in 1963."

See the photo of Sir Chris Bonington and Tufa the Dog here.

The Hard Rock Challenge Blog: www.hardrockchallenge.blogspot.com
The Hard Rock Challenge Website: www.hardrockchallenge.org.uk

If you are travelling about keep your eyes peeled for the Hard Rock Challenge's home on wheels, christened, Cheryl, see photo.

Make sure you honk your horn if you spot them.

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4 Aug, 2007
Meanwhile Sam took this photograph of Sir Chris Bonington and her dog Tufa at the car park after Mark Stevenson and Rich Mayfield had done Praying Mantis at Goat Crag (in the Lakes) with Chris. and her dog? is it not HIS dog?
4 Aug, 2007
Have you not followed the Orange House soap opera that's unfolded on this very site for the last couple of years? It's her dug, nae his....
4 Aug, 2007
Looks like that! The eyes, the eyes.
5 Aug, 2007
Weather better I take it Sam? Its scortching down here today - too much effort to climb today - allez team!! si
5 Aug, 2007
tufa is sooooo lovable, bet sam is missing new addition though ;)
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