What became of Brit climber Ron Fawcett?


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John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Feb 13, 2010 - 07:27pm PT

Any chance of sharing the story behind the photo?

Looks like you were both having a great day.


john Mac

Ice climber
Ice Caves at the Sads
Feb 14, 2010 - 12:55am PT
John, what a contrast. you are way buffed, and Ron looks like a pencil

Feb 14, 2010 - 07:26am PT
Yeah, he looks pretty fit, except for those parasite things hanging on him under his armpits.

I hope that pic made it to the "most buffed climber" thread.

Mountain climber
Feb 14, 2010 - 08:54am PT
Nice, all round guy is Ron.
Last I saw him he was flying/teaching paragliding in the Peak District with Geoff Birtles crew - around 1990. We were flying pretty sketchy wings back then.

Ajaccio, Corsica, France.
Feb 18, 2010 - 03:14am PT

Gym climber
Grover Beach, CA
Mar 1, 2014 - 10:09pm PT

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 3, 2014 - 04:58pm PT
Recently a historical record of climbing in the Peak District was published - Peak Rock. A stunning record of the game in the Peak District.

There was a launch event attended by most of the major players, Ron amongst them.

Video attached.


Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Mar 3, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
Ha! I see myself and 3 friends in that Rubidoux photo above from Lynn, via Sewellymon. I am the Hartouni look alike in the yellow shirt. Those were fun times. We must have watched Ron's final climbs that day, but I don't remember any details.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 3, 2014 - 09:53pm PT
ho man, Hartouni must have looked a lot taller back then!

I was actually a short Paul Martzen look alike BITD... (I wasn't there, by '84 I had been on the east coast for 10 years and was just finishing my PhD work)...

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