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WHO'S WHO IN BRITISH CLIMBING Colin Wells 2008 1st ed Paperback Fine
By Wells, Colin
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UK, 2008, 1st edition. 575 pp, b/w photos. Thick paperback. Fine.

A very funny, witty, utterly delightful poke in the ribs on all notable British climbers. Great reading, even if you don't follow the British climbing scene.

'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 meet. 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.The selection of folk gracing the pages has been anything but scientifically objective. The intention has been to include anyone who was born in Britain who happened to do something significant or interesting anywhere, not just in the UK.  

Colin Wells lives in Hope, in the Peak District, from where he observes the young 'pad people' and their hard grit from a safe distance. His most notable mountaineering achievement to date was the first crossing of the Alps by Morris Marina - a feat said to be more easily achieved by elephants. An experienced climbing writer regularly published by the climbing press.

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