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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 mind..lol
tutbury - 27/Mar/20Report
Oops, sorry. ;)
Fraser - 27/Mar/20Report
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