The Central Buttress of Scafell

The Central Buttress of Scafell

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Edited by Graham Wilson 

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Ten articles, reproduced by courtesy of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club and the Yorkshire Ramblers’ Club, chart the stages by which the Central Buttress of Scafell was besieged, conquered and finally, apparently, domesticated. Or was it?

In his introduction and commentary, Graham Wilson assesses the growth of the myth, the challenges of the climb and its status 90 years on. The articles range from Ashley Abraham’s call to action in 1907 and Sansom’s account of Herford’s first ascent in 1914 to Mabel Barker and Jack Carswell’s entertaining account of reversing the climb in the 1930s. And, as a coda, a twenty-first century account by a young woman climber reflects on the achievements of those who went before.