It’s great to hear that a new book on Tom Patey is in the process. I cannot wait to get a copy. Some of his tales are in a collection of his writing which I have always enjoyed. This is what the Scottish Mountain Trust wrote:
“We reached a significant milestone this month with the completion of the editing stage of our forthcoming publication, Tom Patey: One Man’s Legacy, which is scheduled for release this autumn.
Authored by Mike Dixon, the book will explore the life, character and exploits of the Scottish climbing legend until his untimely death at the age of 38.
A result of 10 years of research, the book will contain photographs and anecdotes from Patey’s family and climbing partners, many of whom are household names.
To give you a hint of what’s to come, editor Deziree Wilson has penned a piece exploring the motivations behind the project. Read more here: https://scottishmountaineeringpress.com/news/one-mans-legacy/
📷 Tom Patey at the BBC TV Red Wall Live Outside Broadcast, Easter 1966 at Castell Helen, Craig Gogarth, Anglesey. © John Cleare
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It’s an exceptionally busy time here at the Press. We’re mid-way through a publishing run of four books in almost as many months: Scottish Winter Climbs West is available now, Highland Scrambles North is expected in the next couple of weeks, Wired – our new single-volume select rock climbing guidebook to Scotland – is in the final stages of proofing and a new edition of the Grahams and Donalds is almost finished production. Not only that, we’ve made great progress on a much-anticipated publication due out later this year – more on that in our newsletter!”