1967-68 climbing logbook

This was my first climbing logbook. Unfortunately it is not complete, as the first seven pages have been torn out (presumably by myself – probably because they contained details of tree climbing and buildering that I later found embarrassing.) Also, I have omitted some early southern sandstone climbing between autumn 1967 and spring 1968.

After 1968 I started a much smaller, more concise logbook (without diagrams!), and then again, in 1972, a series of even more concise books that I used until the mid-1990s, after which it lapsed, sadly. I may eventually add these later logbooks to this website.

Of course, in retrospect I am absolutely delighted that I kept this very early detailed logbook. The great ‘summer of 68’ section, which I wrote up immediately after our return from Snowdonia in early September 1968, shows very clearly the youthful enthusiasm of an 18-year old who has become completely besotted by climbing and fascinated by the rock features in which the routes are embedded.

For my (nearly complete*) climbing logbook, see my UKClimbing.com logbook.

*1998 to present day still to be added.

2 Responses

  1. keith sanders
    keith sanders / 4-28-2016 / ·

    Hi Gordon.
    Just read the log book fascinating and historical things like this should be in the Climbing archives I believe Phil Kelley will be interested if he’s not ready.

    Good talking to you at Jim’s funeral on Monday, and did you look at my historic photo’s. ?
    Take care.
    keith sanders

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