Jun 07 19
In their centenary year, the Wayfarers are committed to climb every Kirkus route in the land. Not to be left out, Wayfarers centenary President, Dennis Davis, was determined to do his bit. Dennis is now aged 80 years and, in his day, was one of the most forminable Himalayan climbers in the world. Way ahead of his time, he was a pioneer of the small expedition. With a single sherpa, he made the first ascent of Nupse in 1962 (having driven overland from Liverpool to Kathmandu in a Hillman Humber). In 1957, with sir Charles Evans and only four sherpas, he made a very bold attempt on Annapurna II.
But today, Dennis made his contribution on Kirkus’ Route, Clogwyn yr Oen, Moelwyns. Here you see a nice picture of Dennis at top of the origional Kirkus chimney pitch. Other participants were Terry, verteran (multi club) George Bintley and Tuesday activist, Bernie Prescott.
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