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Lakeland’s Pioneer Rock-Climbers


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Based on the Visitors’ Books of the Tysons of Wasdale Head, 1876-86.

By Herbert and Mary Jackson

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Published by Dalesman Books, North Yorkshire, 1980, 1st UK Edition, Insc, Paperback, V.G.   This volume reproduces the Visitors’ Books to Row Farm, Wasdale Head which was owned by the Tysons. The books cover a decade during the latter part of the 19th Century, sometimes referred to as ‘the golden age of climbing’ in the Lake District. It includes detailed descriptions of rock climbs and walks in the Wasdale area, names and addresses of the visiting parties, sketches and poems, and interesting comments, enhanced by the authors’ background information on personalities and places.

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Weight0.4 kg