Thursday, 31 December 2009

Coming up: Tony Moulam remembers early days in the Arans

In the new year we get back into the swing of things with an article written exclusively for Footless Crow by veteran Welsh activist, Tony Moulam. Anyone compiling a list of their favourite Welsh climbs will almost certainly  have a fair few Moulam routes on their hit list....
( Mur y Niwl..Merlin..Oberon..Angel Pavement..Scratch..Christmas Curry.etc)
However,it was away from the honeypot crags of North Wales that Tony found another world of 'peace and solitude'. In 'Early days at Cwm Cywarch' he describes visting this beautiful quiet valley for the first time and meeting and climbing with The King of Mid Wales..John 'Fritz' Sumner. Within a few years he had established what the current guidebook describes as ' a magnificent mountaineering route'. The three star classic... Acheron.

Photo: Climbers on John Sumner's classic 'Will o the Wisp': P Stasiw©