Fri Night Vid - Derek Hersey

Many readers of UKC will remember the late Derek Hersey. Derek, born in Manchester, served his apprenticeship in the Peak and Wales then moved to the USA where he became famous for his solo ascents, mainly in Colorado. He died from a fall whilst soloing the Steck-Salathe route in Yosemite on May 28, 1993.

Whether you have heard of Derek or not, the clips below from the climbing film Front Range Freaks provide a fitting tribute to this remarkable man and climber.

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