For the names of the
cover stars, click on their face on the cover above and you'll be taken
to the first paragraph of their entry in Who's Who in British Climbing.
The winner of the cover
stars naming competition was:
Neil Foster, Tideswell, Derbyshire
The biggest book of the decade!
Selected mini-biographies of nearly 700 British climbers – many are
dead, some are still alive!
Who’s Who in British Climbing contains nearly 700 mini-biographies
of climbers – the romantics, eccentrics and buffoons that have made
British climbing what it is: dissolute and hungover most of the time,
with the odd unexpected burst of brilliance.
They form a world-class cast of eccentrics ranging from the most virtuous
to the most hedonistically barbarous characters one could ever hope to
At one end of the moral spectrum we have Archdeacon
Hudson Stuck solemnly tutoring his native charges on ecclesiastical
history while making the first ascent of Denali. At the other there's
Satan-loving Aleister Crowley pleasuring
himself in his tent on Kangchenjunga while his helpless avalanched companions
were crying for help a few yards away.
In between are the usual sprinkling of psychotic nut jobs, consummate
show-offs and infuriatingly brilliant athletes. Indeed, an appropriate
alternative title for this tome might be The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
But which are which?
Ah, now that would be telling. You, dear reader, must decide.
Click here to see who's in Who’s Who
in British Climbing.
or by post at: The Climbing Company Ltd, PO Box 21, Buxton, Derbyshire,
Tel: 01298 72801
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