A Memorable Day on Cloggy with Joe Brown

Chris Barber, Founding Chairperson of Gwent Mountaineering Club and Honorary Life Member has, on hearing of the death in April 2020 of the inspirational climber, Joe Brown, written this personal account of a memorable day spent with Joe, climbing on Clogwyn Du’r Arddu.

Like many of you I was saddened to hear on the BBC News one evening that Joe Brown had just passed away at the age of 89. I immediately started recalling a very special day that I had in June 1966, climbing with him on Clogwyn d’ur Arddu, which is of course affectionately known by climbers as Cloggy.

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