Rock Athlete, the autobiography of British rock climbing legend Ron Fawcett, is now available from the BMC online shop. Pick up a signed copy while stocks last.
As one of a number of leading climbers in the 1970s, Fawcett was in no small part responsible for rock climbing’s evolution from amateur pursuit, to professional endeavour. His drive, and physical and mental ability, gave him an edge with which to forge new ground. Climbs such as Lord of the Flies and Strawberries were at the forefront of world climbing at the time, and are still considered formidable challenges over 30 years later.
Arguably the first to translate his talent into a career, Fawcett attracted sponsorship deals and starred in a number of TV shows and specialist films, including the cult classic Rock Athlete, by filmmaker Sid Perou. But far from enjoying the fame, Fawcett found the pressures of the limelight too much to bear, and at the end of the 1980s he faded from view.
Now, for the first time, he tells his extraordinary story, of how his love of nature and the outdoors developed into a passion for climbing that took him to the top – and almost consumed him.
We have a limited number of copies signed by the author, available at no extra cost on a first come first served basis.
Now available in the BMC online shop.
BMC member price: £18.00
Non-member price: £20.00
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