Climbing in the Dark - The illustrated memoirs of a rock climber

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This is … an autobiography written by one of the Cleveland Mountaineering Club's stalwarts, Ken Jackson ... In the Lakes, Ken's claim to fame are the first ascents of Dyad and Fulcrum on the East Buttress of Scafell, but reading through this enjoyable tale there are many accounts of failures, falling, benightments galore and general mountaineering epics. It is Ken's honest and self-deprecating humour, written in an easy-flowing style, which appeals, giving this book a sincere and delightfully amateurish view of the climbing scene in the 'sixties. The book contains a plentiful selection of photographs, taken with a cheap Boot's camera, but again, this shockingly amateurish approach to the illustrations gives the book character. I found it a joy to read. Al Phizacklea. (From the F&RCC Chronicle, June 2009) A book of memorable climbs in the Lake District, Scotland and the French Alps, with encounters with such legendary figures as Allan Austin, Martin Boysen, Les Brown... More > and Dougal Haston.< Less
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Third Edition
March 24, 2011
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