Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Coming up: Return to the Heart of Darkness

"On the way home Harold joked that if we were ever to climb what was probably one of the last unclimbed gullies in north Wales then we could quite rightly claim to have finally closed the gully epoch' !

This Friday John Appleby returns to the Peregrine haunted dark cliffs of Arenig Fawr and describes how with Lakeland and Welsh veteran Harold Drasdo, they made the first ascent of the feature that gives the eastern cliffs of Arenig their name.'Simddu-Ddu'...The Black Chimney.
A campaign during the dry summer of 1996 which saw the pair bag their route just a few days before a rival team of Arenig explorers arrived to make an attempt.