Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Coming Up: Rock Climbers in Action...Part Two

Baz Ingle spreadeagled on Hangover in the Llanberis Pass, North Wales. Pete Crew on Belay.
John Cleare Mountain Camera©
"The legacy of 'Rock Climbers in Action has proved to be strong one. The superb photographic work of the likes of Ray Wood, Dave Simmonite and Cubby Cuthbertson lean strongly on the work of John Cleare all those years ago. Gradually more written work appeared about Welsh climbing; biographies of Brown and Whillans, The Black Cliff, Welsh Rock, biographies of Menlove Edwards, Kirkus and Herford to name but a few. Despite the passing years, the book is held in great affection by many climbers not least for capturing a particular period so clearly and with such charm. '
Steve Dean concludes his appreciation of a classic work with more exclusive images from the original book from John Cleare.