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The Climber September 1968
© tutbury, Sep 2017
Camera used: Sony DSC-WX220
Date taken: 16th September 2017

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I was getting a bit fed up with The Climber by 1968, it seemed a bit old fashioned and out of date, Ken Wison and Les Ainsworth were producing more interesting mags. But with hindsight this was a nicely balanced edition. Litter had closed Den Lane while it was cleaned up. Climbing walls were just appearing. Walt Unsworth was recommending areas for a first visit to the Alps and there was a Photo Climb of Ashpit Traverse at Brownstones, even though the idea didn't really catch on in later editions.
tutbury - 16/Sep/17
And digital cameras were just coming in! Or had they been out sometime?
:-)
Memory lane... Could never afford one of those nice sweaters
pneame - 17/Sep/17
Walt continued the idea of the photo climb on into C&R and although sporadic, there were a couple of decent ones. I only remember Profit of Doom at Curbar and Back to the Egg (Kyloe?). The photos of Berzins on Profit were particularly inspiring to a youngster like me at the time.
Phil Kelly - 02/Oct/17
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