Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Coming Up: Ken Latham goes back to the future

This Friday, North Walian Ken Latham recalls growing up in the shadow of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) before moving to Liverpool and  well and truly catching the climbing bug ! Ken was one of the principal driving forces behind the development of the legendary Merseyside quarry Pex Hill -responsible for 25 first ascents- he was also active at one of Alan Rouses' local stomping grounds, Helsby in Cheshire before turning his attention to hard climbs in his native hills. Amongst them, the precipitous Castell Cidwm in North Snowdonia.

'Fast Forward' will be published in two parts and in part one Ken describes his discovery of Pex Hill and its development before making an early sortie on Cidwm.

Photo:Ken Latham climbing'The Candle'at Twistleton Scar,Yorkshire,England.Latham Collection