Gary and Phil Gibson audio interviews

Posted by Nick Colton on 20/10/2010
Gary (age 15) & Phil Gibson (21)

Phil Kelly's RockArchivist web site this week publishes Giles Barker's original audio interviews with Gary and Phil Gibson that were made in the mid 1980s.

Gary Gibson probably has the claim to being the person who has put up more new routes than any other person - world wide.

In these recordings, Gary and Phil Gibson talk about their early climbing years through to the 'present day'. These recordings, made in the mid-late 1980s, when the bolting of Peak limestone was still in its infancy, give some insight into Gary's thinking around that time.

The brothers buy Giles some chips for dinner and Gary, for instance, says he won't place any more bolts on Peak limestone. 

It makes for interesting listening although it must be remembered that the interviews were never actually intended for broadcast purposes. 

The interviews are here on the RockArchivist website
 



« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 291 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

LINKS

RockArchivist website
Mountain Heritage Trust

RELATED ARTICLES

Peak Rock history book now in stock
0
Peak Rock history book now in stock

The long-awaited book celebrating a century of cutting edge rock climbing in the Peak District is now in print and available from the BMC online shop.
Read more »

Peak Performance: a true history from the Kelly gang
2
Peak Performance: a true history from the Kelly gang

A team of well-known climbers and historians have come together to complete a manuscript of the history of Peak District rock climbing left incomplete by the tragically early death of activist Giles Barker.
Read more »

Are you a Fanatical Guidebook Collector?
9
Are you a Fanatical Guidebook Collector?

Do you frequent second-hand bookshops and are you in possession of some rare pamphlet rock climbing guidebook which you jealously guard and show only to your closest friends? If so then read on.
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
0

There are currently no comments, why not add your own?

RELATED ARTICLES

Peak Rock history book now in stock
0

The long-awaited book celebrating a century of cutting edge rock climbing in the Peak District is now in print and available from the BMC online shop.
Read more »

Peak Performance: a true history from the Kelly gang
2

A team of well-known climbers and historians have come together to complete a manuscript of the history of Peak District rock climbing left incomplete by the tragically early death of activist Giles Barker.
Read more »

Are you a Fanatical Guidebook Collector?
9

Do you frequent second-hand bookshops and are you in possession of some rare pamphlet rock climbing guidebook which you jealously guard and show only to your closest friends? If so then read on.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »