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#1800 Re: RIP
February 15, 2024, 02:52:25 am
:(

Every hour long coach trip home from 6th form for 2 years.

Me too. St Austel SFC to St Tudy and I couldn’t afford a Walkman…

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#1801 Re: RIP
February 15, 2024, 08:25:26 am
Bernard Newman.
Whaaat? The editor of Mountain and photographer? Can't see anything online?

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#1802 Re: RIP
February 15, 2024, 10:00:52 am
Bernard Newman.
Whaaat? The editor of Mountain and photographer? Can't see anything online?
A message came up on my Facebook page from John Porter to say Bernard had died but there’s no details. Just comments from various people.

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#1803 Re: RIP
February 15, 2024, 10:04:54 am
It was posted on the Climbers’ Club front page that he died of a heart attack on Tuesday but it isn’t visible today. Sad loss - his publishing was top notch. I didn’t know him personally.

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#1804 Re: RIP
February 15, 2024, 10:30:12 am
Shit, sad news.
Thanks both for confirming.

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#1805 Re: RIP
February 15, 2024, 05:35:08 pm
Bernard Newman.
Whaaat? The editor of Mountain and photographer? Can't see anything online?

And co-editor of Extreme Rock.

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#1806 Re: RIP
February 15, 2024, 05:50:19 pm
Sad news about Bernard. We met him and Jan on Sron na Ciche years ago and they were good craic. Hopefully we get an obituary on here/UKC if anybody knew him well enough to write one.

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#1807 Re: RIP
February 16, 2024, 05:01:06 am
I never met Bernard, but in its heyday under his editorship Mountain was the pinnacle of climbing journalism and publishing. A sad loss.

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#1808 Re: RIP
February 16, 2024, 08:03:29 am
Also a very talented photographer. The Bancroft on Strapadichtomy photo has to be the defining one of that era.

Sad loss.

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#1809 Re: RIP
February 21, 2024, 05:22:16 am
Historical twitter is alive with rumours that so-called historian and convicted British holocaust denier David Irving has died. It's also alive with jokes that no-one can believe the rumours until definitive documents have been produced.

True or not, it's a useful reminder that I've neither read Deborah Lipstadt's book about Irving's disastrous attempt to sue her for defamation, nor seen "Denial," the dramatisation of the trial.

Still, his death (if true) is a salutary and sober reminder of the incredible persistence of antisemitism and Holocaust-denial. The trial was a damning judgement on the lie that is Holocaust denial and yet it is now perhaps more virulent than ever before.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2024, 05:51:19 am by andy popp »

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#1810 Re: RIP
February 21, 2024, 09:24:55 am
Denial is very good, recommended.

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#1811 Re: RIP
February 26, 2024, 11:07:48 am
Very niche, but Czech-born Swedish composer and bass player George Riedel died yesterday.



George played on one of the best Swedish jazz album of all time, Jazz på Svenska, but more importantly he composed the film-scores to a number of children TV series and movies. As such he wrote the music to a lot of the songs I learned as a child. These songs were written in an era in Sweden when only the highest quality music and lyrics were deemed good enough for children. As such his few compositions have all passed the test of time and have entered the canon.



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#1812 Re: RIP
February 29, 2024, 10:23:30 am
A sad loss: BBC News - Dave Myers: The Hairy Bikers star, who had cancer, dies at 66
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-68433675

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#1813 Re: RIP
February 29, 2024, 11:01:03 am
Historical twitter is alive with rumours that so-called historian and convicted British holocaust denier David Irving has died. It's also alive with jokes that no-one can believe the rumours until definitive documents have been produced.
before.

And lo and behold, turns out Irving (probably) isn't dead (yet).

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#1814 Re: RIP
February 29, 2024, 12:25:15 pm
 :lol: (funny not funny)

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#1815 Re: RIP
March 16, 2024, 10:22:44 am
Rock-climber (the "Kloebedanz Kid"), mountaineer, and film-maker David Breashears, aged 68:

https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/everest/david-breashears-dies/

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#1817 Re: RIP
March 17, 2024, 05:17:37 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2024/mar/17/steve-harley-cockney-rebel-frontman-dies

RIP Steve Harley.

Shit man I was watching him on YouTube last week. Good example f a one hut wonder that is so good he made a career out of it. Great song, my Dad loved it

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#1818 Re: RIP
April 19, 2024, 09:45:53 am
I have just heard news of the passing of legendary North Wales character Cliff "The Captain" Phillips.

Cliff, a stalwart of the Llanberis scene since the 60s, was a man preceded by his reputation for deep, almost cosmic eccentricity and long-lived dirtbaggery. He was also known for some incredible tales of survival, particularly when he took a reputed 200ft ground fall soloing on the Mot, managing to crawl to the road before passing out. I believe he took another big soloing fall at Tremadoc.

I knew Cliff a little as part of the general 'Beris scene in the 80s and remember a rather sweet man. He was a very active new router on the slate at that time, and as a climber he was really much more than the reputation for oddness and mishaps suggests. He was actually very good, on rock and in the Alps.

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#1819 Re: RIP
April 19, 2024, 04:08:28 pm
That's sad news. A great character in the UK climbing scene during my formative years.People like him and Minksi were legends in the real sense of the word.

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#1820 Re: RIP
April 19, 2024, 11:02:27 pm
I have very fond memories of Cliff. He was a gentle soul. RIP Captain.

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#1821 Re: RIP
April 21, 2024, 06:53:28 pm
Andy, I hope you don't mind, but I have quoted your post here https://climbing-history.org/climber/2047/cliff-phillips as I thought it was a lovely piece.

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#1822 Re: RIP
April 21, 2024, 09:16:29 pm
Yes, Cliff would always say hello to me. Which meant a lot.

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#1823 Re: RIP
April 22, 2024, 05:17:11 am
Andy, I hope you don't mind, but I have quoted your post here https://climbing-history.org/climber/2047/cliff-phillips as I thought it was a lovely piece.

Yes, of course. No problem at all.

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#1824 Re: RIP
April 30, 2024, 02:11:13 pm
MC Conrad, a voice junglists will never forget.

https://youtu.be/lItXDXxwvgk?feature=shared

 

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