The Central Buttress of Scafell: A collection of essays selected and introduced by Graham Wilson by Graham Wilson

The Central Buttress of Scafell: A collection of essays selected and introduced by Graham Wilson

byGraham Wilson

Kobo ebook | December 8, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info

$5.39 online 
$5.99 list price save 10%

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

Few climbs are awarded the honour of being reduced to their initials. CB, the Central Buttress of Scafell, considered for years to be the hardest climb in the British Isles, is one of them. 'Have any of you ever noticed a bayonet-shaped crack descending from the skyline about midway between Moss Ghyll and Botterill's Crack on Scawfell? No? Has it never occurred to you that between these two climbs there is a stretch of nearly two hundred feet of unscaled rock? No?'- Ashley P Abraham, 1907. Despite this attempt by the president of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club to goad the younger generation into action, it was another seven years before Siegfried Herford made the first ascent of Central Buttress. Ten historic essays, reproduced by courtesy of the FRCC and the Yorkshire Ramblers' Club, chart the stages by which this legendary route was besieged, conquered and finally, apparently, domesticated. Or was it? In his introduction and commentary, Graham Wilson assesses the growth of the myth, the challenges of the climb and its status one hundred years on. And, as a coda, a twenty-first-century account by a young female climber reflects on the achievements of those who went before.

Title:The Central Buttress of Scafell: A collection of essays selected and introduced by Graham WilsonFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 8, 2014Publisher:Vertebrate PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910240249

ISBN - 13:9781910240243

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews