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Old 17.04.2020, 21:15
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Joe Brown, climber dies aged 89.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...r-died-aged-89

Anyone who has climbed on Northern grit will know of Joe Brown, who along with Don Whillans, climbed new routes in the U.K. and the Himalayas.

It's funny because yesterday I finished making the back wall for a reptile terrarium and I modelled the middle section on Right Unconquerable on Stanage Edge, one of the Derbyshire classic routes - and which he made the first ascent in 1949.

A climbing legend.
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It's funny because yesterday I finished making the back wall for a reptile terrarium and I modelled the middle section on Right Unconquerable on Stanage Edge, one of the Derbyshire classic routes - and which he made the first ascent in 1949.
Will your reptile be able to scale it?
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Will your reptile be able to scale it?
It's not mine but apparently it has scaled it (a snake) and then fallen off the top!
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Re: Joe Brown, climber dies aged 89.

Maybe it fell onto a sheep with a drum

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Old 17.04.2020, 22:50
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Re: Joe Brown, climber dies aged 89.

I 'm aware this isn't a funny topic, but I damn near pissed myself reading the first 3 posts.
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I 'm aware this isn't a funny topic
I'm sorry to have joked about it.

The poor snake! - he must have slipped out of his harness at the top of the final pitch.
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Re: Joe Brown, climber dies aged 89.

RIP. At least he died with his boots off, unlike many of his mates.

Which reminds of a Don Whillans story. A young guy is climbing with the great man for the first time in the Alps. As they scramble up a chimney, the youngster finds an abandoned climbing boot and mentions it to Don. "Is there a foot in it?" shot back Don.
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