Climber magazine article

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  • Al
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    #13519 |

    There’s a good feature article on Shetland in the July-August edition of Climber mag, which confusingly came out in June. Written by the guys who were up when we had the AGM. Very much Eshaness-centred but positive. Not sure if Conochies still get it in, I just downloaded the online version for £3.99

    https://www.climber.co.uk/magazines/current-issue.html

    longa
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    #13522 |

    I got a copy in Conochies. Think they’re out now. Thought the article was a bit over the top actually. Good pics though. Pity he got my name wrong…

    longa
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    #13523 |

    Also there’s no mention of Ross, who’s responsible more than anyone for climbing development in Shetland.

    Al
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    #13524 |

    Yes well that’s what happens when folk write an article on somewhere they’ve visited for a week or so without speaking to the locals! The guy who wrote it left before we met them all, but considering that I think it’s pretty good.

    I didn’t realise Groove of the Navir was so overhanging though!! 🙂

    Ross
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    #13527 |

    I don’t recall any mention of my contribution to developing the climbing in the Shetland Climbing guide either. You are the only one to get a mention in that Andy and we all followed your ground breaking exploration.

    Interesting to see the names that do get mentioned in the article. They have hardly been regular visitors, especially climbing sea stacks and Gary Latter who doesn’t get a mention has visited more often and was beaten to a clean ascent of Cave Crack at the Lighthouse.

    I did wonder why some of the other excellent locations the group visited weren’t covered. I thought the article was fair on the enthusiasm although a bit hit an miss without including some of the other crags such as Fogla Taing and the Big Geo of Stromness that were climbed by other members of the group. Some good photos of climbers but they didn’t do much to capture the beauty of the surround cliffs at the locations.

    It was good to see some of the routes get repeated, especially The Mariner at the Big Geo and routes at The Faither.

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