Wednesday, 24 March 2010

New shop stuff

If you ordered from the shop while we were away - Thanks for being patient! Normal dispatches will be resumed in the morning. 
We’ve just added some new shop products:
Robin Smith’s story
Many of you will have read on this blog recently that we repeated the legendary week of new ice climbs on Ben Nevis by Robin Smith and Jimmy Marshall in 1960. The stories of both men’s climbing inspired so many of us Scots climbers when we were first discovering the Scottish mountains for ourselves. We realised it was crazy that we didn’t have Smith’s biography in the shop. I’m not totally sure if his untimely death in an avalanche at 23 makes the story of his life even more powerful, or if it’s just his sheer talent on the rock and ice, combined with his personality in his writings and other deeds that make this so important. Obviously, Smith is always going to be a hero for Scot’s climbers. No doubt this book will find him some more admirers who might otherwise not have come across his story.

The Rock Warriors Way
Arno’s first book on mental skills development for climbers was the first of it’s kind and has obviously been a well thumbed reference before many a soul searching lead, including my own. Having made contributions to Arno’s second title - Espresso Lessons, we obviously were primed to bring that to you as soon as it came out a few months ago. And it seems you’ve been loving it!  Again, we realised that a lot of you won’t have read the more comprehensive original text from the Warriors Way. So we have that available now too.
Last up due to popular demand we have Jerry Moffat’s story of his career - Revelations - back in stock again. This time in the new paperback format at £12.99.

1 comment:

  1. Re. Robin Smith, surely it was a roped fall (generally thought to have resulted from a simple slip) and not an avalanche that killed him and Noyce?