Dave Gregory was doing a bit of research for a someone writing a history of James Puttrell (JWP) and he had a selection of ancient b & w photographs - ostensibly of Wharncliffe) that he wanted identifying. It was the coldest day of the year so far (1.5 degrees) but it seemed like as good an excuse as any for a day out.
We managed to i.d. all the shots except one (left) which was captioned "Puttrell's Crack" though this turned out to be a wide chimney crack. Despite having climbed in the Peak for a combined period of over 100 years, neither of us could put a name to the route. I even placed a thread on UKC asking the "great and good" for their help, but so far this has also drawn a complete blank!
We also visited Cascade Buttres, the Bass Rock and Lodge Buttress, so I took a few shots for Eastern Grit Ver.III though that will be a few years down the line.
Friday, 7 November 2008
John Harlin described Lofoten Rock as "perfect" when it was chosen as the winner of this years Banff "Mountain Exposition Award".
Cheers to Sherri, Colin, Thorbjørn and Alan - as ever it was a team effort!
Thursday, 6 November 2008
That's that then - Kalymnos done and dusted. Five weeks, 123 routes, 10 minutes rain - and tomorrow we head for home - I think I am going to cry! The 10 forecast STILL shows no rain, the temperatures continue to drop, and I estimate the number of climbers around has dropped from over 1000 when we first arrived to less than 50. At Arhi this morning there was a solitary scooter compared to the 50+ at peak times. On thing is for sure - as Arnie said - I'll be back!