Moun­tain his­tory online

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Moun­taineer Joe Tasker trained as a Catholic priest be­fore be­com­ing a highly ac­com­plished climber, writer and pho­tog­ra­pher. His legacy has been com­mem­o­rated in the an­nual Board­man Tasker Award for moun­tain lit­er­a­ture and in

Savage Arena, an ex­hi­bi­tion about his life, which will be on dis­play at the Blen­cathra Cen­tre from the end of the month. If you can’t make it there, or can’t wait, you can also see it online, right now. A col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs, post­cards, notes, old kit and video footage give a fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse into the sharp end of moun­taineer­ing in the Sev­en­ties. www.moun­tain-her­itage.org/tasker-ex­hi­bi­tion/

Joe trans­ported the ex­pe­di­tion lug­gage home over land, 1975.

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