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Mountain 18. Cover Pic Dave Alcock and Martin Boysen on Suicide Wall girdle.
© tutbury
Camera used: Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
Date taken: 26th March 2020

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Lots of interesting content... from Robin Smith in the Alps, Menlove Edwards on Lliwedd and Royal Robbins ascent of Tis-sa-ack on Half Dome requiring 110 bolts!
Interesting letter from Al Evans criticising excessive use of pegs and bolts on British crags. Praising Al McHardy and Al Rouse for a series of 'remarkable ascents in the purest possible style'.
tutbury - 26/Mar/20Report
Was 25p equivalent to $1.25 in 1971?
AndySL - 26/Mar/20Report
Not sure Andy.....assume so...
tutbury - 26/Mar/20Report
Boysen must surely have been the coolest climber of his generation...
Greenbanks - 26/Mar/20Report
Wow - I remember this edition! "Go anywhere at Extreme..." (very much the shape of things to come). Boysen is certainly the most stylish climber I've ever seen.
Mick Ward - 26/Mar/20Report
Yes I think some of John Cleare's iconic pics in 'Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia' created an aura around a small group of climbers like Boysen and Pete Crew.
tutbury - 27/Mar/20Report
@AndySL: a quick google suggests the exchange rate then was about £1 = $2.4, so 25p was about 60 cents. So the mag here was effectively half the US price.
Fraser - 27/Mar/20Report
We've all got a lot more time to do our research now!!....thanks Fraser.
By the way I've now had time to wander up the garden to chase the Pheasant off and clear my
tutbury - 27/Mar/20Report
Oops, sorry. ;)
Fraser - 27/Mar/20Report
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