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Let's Go Climbing!

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Let's Go Climbing! by Colin Kirkus
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"Let's Go Climbing!" was written by legendary climber Colin Kirkus as an introduction to the sport of mountaineering. One of the most engaging books ever written, it was read and revered by both Joe Brown and Don Whillans. In the world of British climbing, there is probably no greater compliment. "Let's Go Climbing!" gently takes the reader through every aspect of mountaineering, from British hillwalking through rock climbing and winter mountaineering to Alpine ascents. In the latter part of the book, Kirkus describes his own exploits in the Alps and Himalayas, including his Alpine-style ascent of Bhagirathi III. In today's frenetic modern world, Kirkus' simple guidance and relaxing attitude is more valid than ever. Anyone who shares his deep love for the mountains will enjoy this book. As Colin Kirkus famously said to Alf Bridge on the top of Sgurr Alasdair: "You know, Alf, going to the right place, at the right time, with the right people is all that really matters. What one does is purely incidental."

Author Biography

Colin Kirkus (1910-1942) was one of the most influential rock climbers Britain has ever produced; Jack Longland even describing the greatest rock face in Wales, Clogwyn D'ur Arddu, as "Colin's Cliff". Kirkus' series of new routes on "Cloggy" was unparalleled until the emergence of Joe Brown, 20 years later. Kirkus also climbed extensively in the Alps and made a pioneering Alpine-style ascent in the Himalayas in 1933. He was killed in the Second World War in 1942.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2004
Author
Contributor
Foreword by Stephen John Dean
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
5 illustrations, 2 colour illustrations, 2 maps
Imprint
Rockbuy Limited
Pages
161
Dimensions
150x210x15
ISBN-13
9781904466178
Product ID
2074874

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