Ron Fawcett spotted buying bananas today


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Mick Ryan

Trad climber
The Peaks
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 30, 2015 - 10:50am PT

Legendary 70/80's rock athlete Ron Fawcett spotted buying bananas today in our local Co-op store at 6:08pm.

Famous for teaching Yanks how to climb.

Precise location: 53.328228, -1.740655

In conversation he said he'd been flying yesterday and was looking forward to seeing his mate Chris Gibb whose back from Thailand for a while.

Also discussed was the availability of asparagus (at fresh produce) and the current heatwave.

I said I'd post on the Taco stand and whilst at the checkout I asked if he had anything to say to the USA he said..

This is embarrassing Mick

Paparazzi Mick

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 30, 2015 - 10:57am PT
Prolly not half as embarassing as that copy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' that slipped into his bag from the counter behind him....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jun 30, 2015 - 11:10am PT
Ron Fawcett was once spotted buying spotted bananas.
He said he likes lots of really ripe bananas in his smoothies
and that he's a huge fan of banana nut bread, too.
--The Bradwell Daily Rumour

WITUK is Bradwell?

Jun 30, 2015 - 12:36pm PT

Slow news day on the island Mick? Haha. In either case, thanks for any news. Always nice to see how our more backwards compadres are doing. (Joking, joking!!) Is Ron still climbing? Cause he looks honed for an old dude.


Trad climber
Chamonix, France
Jun 30, 2015 - 12:55pm PT
You sure they were bananas, Mick... not his fingers?

Jun 30, 2015 - 01:07pm PT
Ron, sounds like you may see this thread at some point, so let me heap on a little further embarrassment by saying, I read your book last year and loved it.
Cutting edge climbing + dealing with life's curveballs - rock star attitude = inspiring.
Enjoy them bananas sir!

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jun 30, 2015 - 01:26pm PT
Geez....I thought that all of the paparazzi were in Wimbledon.
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