“Tackle climbing this way” John Disley an old book but interesting.

Met a pal young Stue Coulthard he gave me some of his old mountauneering books on Friday and some great information in them “Tackle Climbing this way” by John Disley written in 1959 is a gem.

Heading out Laggan way to see what the weather does meeting a friend at 1030 as they are working till 0900. Not a long day but need to get out after yesterdays rain all most of the day. Forecast is not bad but a few hours will be fine after a few weeks off. Hopefully no midges as its windy. Any views on the improved MET weather service?

How the gear has changed especially the boots? I never climbed in nails but saw them and they were so heavy on the boots but on wet rock ?

“Oh The Good Lord looks down and he laughs like a clown There’ll soon be a rucksack for sale, if our eyes don’t deceive us the sky going to leave us and its all for the want of a nail”

It did not seem to stop those who climbed in simple gear look at this lass out there on Skye I think any idea what route?


A bold lady simple gear and lots of skill. What route?

Will have good look at this book when I get home. It even has a bit on hitch hiking!


About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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4 Responses to “Tackle climbing this way” John Disley an old book but interesting.

  1. Chalky says:

    Kern Knotts Chimney

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  2. Al Todd says:

    Possibly Wallworks route ?

    Liked by 1 person

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