Valley Uprising

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By Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen
Category Film Reviewed byEd Douglas
Date Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Rating Rating 4 out of 5

There’s much to admire in this epic overview of Yosemite’s long and rebellious history, which matches a wealth of archive material, plenty of legends and a dose of social history. It picks up the arc of the Valley’s story in the mid 1950s with the clash of the titans – Royal Robbins and Warren Harding – through the rambunctious years of the Stonemasters and offers plenty of evidence that some of Yosemite’s old-school flavour can still be detected in the antics of Dean Potter and Alex Honnold.

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From Kendal to Wakefield

Posted by Ed Douglas at 10.04 AM

November is the month of festivals, crammed into what was traditionally world mountaineering’s most useless month, although these days that’s no longer true, especially in Nepal. A longstanding book project was therefore put on hold so I could disappear to Banff as part of the book prize jury and to interview Yvon Chouinard, finish some writing assignments and then go to Kendal having digested this year’s short list for the Boardman Tasker so I could interview the authors – which was a great pleasure for me, if not for ...
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