Download e-book for kindle: Creagh Dhu Climber: The Life and Times of John Cunningham by Jeff Connor

By Jeff Connor

whilst John Cunningham used to be swept to his loss of life off storm-tossed Anglesey in 1980, British hiking misplaced one among its maximum exponents and so much forceful, but enigmatic personalities. Born in an elemental a part of Glasgow in 1927, Cunningham's lifestyles used to be formed by way of his history in an East finish tenement, a operating lifestyles in Glasgow shipyards and an eventual get away to the crags and ice gullies of Scotland, the wastes of Antarctica and the peaks of the Himalayas and the Western Alps. Drawing on interviews along with his contemporaries, pals within the mythical Creagh Dhu hiking membership and his relatives, and containing formerly unpublished photos of first ascents, Creagh Dhu Climber is the tale of a guy whose character and achievements proceed to motivate yet that have, in the past, remained untold. in particular this publication is a checklist of a manner – and philosophy – of lifestyles that now not exists.

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