Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Coming Up: Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia

Pete Crew on the first pitch of Pellagra: Craig y Castell, Tremadog,South Snowdonia, N Wales.
John Cleare/Mountain Camera Picture Library©

This Friday,a real Footless exclusive! Steve Dean writes an appreciation of one of UK climbing's most important and seminal works. Tony Smyth and John Cleare's 'Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia'.
First published in 1966,this long out of print book is recognized as a landmark in climbing literature and is appreciated as something of a work of art. Not least for John Cleare's beautiful striking black and white action images capturing many of North Wales's foremost contemporary activists; including Joe Brown, Pete Crew and Baz Ingle.
John Cleare has kindly provided several of his most iconic images from the book to be used to illustrate the article.
Published in two parts with part one this Friday and concluding the following week.This is one article you can't miss!