Join climber and first General Secretary of the British Mountaineering Council, Dennis Gray, as he retells first-hand stories of the history and characters of climbing in West Yorkshire, at Leeds Central Library on Tuesday 27 November 2018.
As one of the post-war ‘Bradford Lads’, Dennis climbed with names that have become part of the Yorkshire climbing landscape, and was part of the Yorkshirescene that influenced climbing both nationally and globally, including theclimbing wall that begat all climbing walls.
This event will be accompanied with a display of old climbing materials, including the guide books owned by the 19th century Yorkshire climber, Claude Frankland, and a number of Victorian climbing photographs, as well as an 1890s hand-written notebook originally from the Wasdale Head Inn.
The lecture will take place in the Leodis Room on the third floor. It will be free to attend, but in order for the Library staff to estimate the attendance, they politely request that tickets be booked in advance via the Ticketsource website.
The bar opens at 5:30pm and the talk starts at 6pm.