Winter Hill has to be one of my most photographed landscapes so I’m always pleased when someone picks out one of my shots and this particular image has been selected by David Price, the author of Selected Climbs and Bouldering in Wilton Quarries. Published just a few weeks ago, I’m delighted to have my very own copy in my hands.
With a clean, crisp design, its landscape format and sleek, glossy paper, this is almost certainly a guidebook to treasure, even if, like me, you’re not actually a climber. I am however, extremely fond of the Wilton quarries. During lockdown, they became my favourite route up to the masts at Winter Hill and they form the basis of two blogs I wrote last year, so David’s use of my image in his book is really quite special.
While it carefully details descriptions of 250 climbing routes and bouldering problems in the quarries, it’s not purely a guide book. it’s also a celebration of Malc Baxter’s lifelong dedication to illustrating climbing guidebooks. Equally, it’s clear that for David, as a climber and an avid collector of climbing guidebooks, this has been a real labour of love, so it’s fitting that he’s now produced this publication, which is as impressive as the quarries themselves, to add to his library.
I’d like to thank David for his support of my work, as a local amateur photographer, and wish him every success with this well produced, commemorative guidebook.
To read more about the book or order a copy, please visit David’s website. Also, to find out more about David’s passion for collecting guidebooks, I’d recommend you take a look at this interesting article in UKClimbing.