Books Slatehead: Peter Goulding

Books Slatehead: Peter Goulding
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Slatehead by Peter Goulding describes the ascent of Britain's slate-climbing scene in North Wales.

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Slatehead: the ascent of Britain's slate-climbing scene

Peter Goulding

Shotlisted for the 2020 Boardman Tasker Prize

Bobby Drury left Liverpool after O-levels, knowing he had f***ed them up. Free now, he hitched to Snowdonia. His mum came crying on the phone, 'You've failed them all.' Bobby knew that. 'No, Mum, I've led Vector.'

This was Thatcher's lost generation. The slate quarries were walking distance; they'd have a smoke, a party in an abandoned hut, try and climb something. A small culture emerged of punks, nutters, artists and petty thieves, crawling up abandoned rock, then heading to the disco at the Dolbadarn. These were the Slateheads.

The people in these interleaving worlds - the punk dole dropout star- climbers; the Victorian quarrymen pioneers; the Welsh-speaking grandson of a ropeman, abseiling in to bolt sport climbs like Orangutang Overhang in the Noughties, Lee and his mates slogging west today - all are polished like nuggets in this 360 degree view over patience, pride, respect, thrill, movement, the competing claims of home and agency, and above all, a belief in second chances.

Peter Goulding is a climber from north-east England. Most of his working life has been spent in pubs, kitchens and on building sites. He currently works at Center Parcs as an instructor.

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Weight 352g
Publisher New Welsh Rarebyte
Author Peter Goulding
Edition 1st
Date 2020
No. of Pages 339p
ISBN 9781916150133
Size 131 x 200 mm
Cover paperback
Area Snowdonia
Activities Sport Climbing
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