High Endeavours - The Life and Legend of Robin Smith

Star climber Robin Smith's life was tragically cut short at the age of 23 when he and Wilfred Noyce slipped on a descent in the Russian Pamirs and fell around 1000m. In a brief seven years he had already made a name for himself.

Scottish climbing's answer to James Dean maybe? Star rock climber Robin Smith's life was tragically cut short at the age of 23 when he and Wilfred Noyce slipped on a descent in the Russian Pamirs and fell around 1000m. In a brief seven years he had already made a name for himself with a string of high class first ascents including, Glueless Groove (E2) on the Cobbler, Shibboleth (E2) on the Buachaille, and The Bat (E2) on Ben Nevis - this last with Dougal Haston and memorably recounted by Smith in his article "The Bat and the Wicked" (quoted in full in this book) which was published in the 1960 SMC Journal and later made into a film.

Contains a few historical photos.

This biography of Smith is written by Jimmy Cruickshank, one of Smith's schoolfriends and an early climbing partner.

Card cover, 21cm x 13cm, 374 pages.

Published 2005. This edition 2006.

ISBN: 978-184195-831-6.

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