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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1 Apr, 2011
Remarkable character.
1 Apr, 2011
Brilliant. One of my all time favourite climbing films.
1 Apr, 2011
In reply to UKC Made me grin :-) Ps is it me or does gaz make Tony (R)look old ?
1 Apr, 2011
Wow superb film.
1 Apr, 2011
Shamefacedly, I was completely unaware of him until I saw that part of 'Front Range Freaks' - never looked at that bit in the corner of Grindleford Cafe in the same way since... PP.
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