The Rock And Ice Club of Manchester- Whillans & Brown 1951

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jogill

climber
Colorado
Nov 24, 2011 - 02:11pm PT
I had a nice conversation with Joe Brown several years ago. He lamented the fact that Don had done himself in with his lifestyle - Brown had tried to get him to change. I first heard of Joe back in the mid 1950s and have had a great respect for him ever since.In our conversation he seemed a charming, intelligent fellow.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2011 - 03:34pm PT
CA Newt- Stories like yours are the reason that I put time into posting historical material so thank you!

Tom Frost told me a telling tale from the 1970 Annapurna South Face trip. Don had forgotten his Swiss army knife and made that known to the rest of the team. Oddly, his mates simply resigned themselves to the reality that he was going to pinch one of theirs and that was that. It simply wasn't worth crossing him over it.

I dearly hope that I get the opportunity to sit down with and interview Joe Brown in the near future. Hopefully, The Frost book will give me an reason to attend the Kendall festival and seek him out.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 16, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Bump for Paul Ross who got his start around these estimable gents and is still going strong!
marty(r)

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beneath the valley of ultravegans
Sep 16, 2012 - 04:39pm PT
What was the linkage--if any--between Whillans and Brown and the later partnership of Tasker and Boardman? My sense of history on that side of the pond is a kind of sketchy, but Tasker's account of the 1976 ascent of Changabang is a thing of (intense) beauty.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 20, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
A fine fellow named Stanley Norrie sent me this excellent Joe Brown interview which appeared in Rocksport magazine in 1968. First of several that he sent.









Thanks for sharing this with us Stanley!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
The 1972 Rocksport interview of the other half of the Dynamic Duo, Don Whillans.

















Thanks again Stanley!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
High Quality Bump...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Fascinating that Cenotaph almost got Joe...
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