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DUBIOUS MENTORS & QUESTIONABLE CLIMBING TECHNIQUES

book launch for A Youth Wasted Climbing > MAY 13


Join us for a presentation and reading from David Chaundy-Smart's memoir of rock climbing in the 70's.

ABOUT A YOUTH WASTED CLIMBING
David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970's fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Scott, “one of the leading figures in Ontario rock climbing throughout the 1980's.”

With its vivid accounts of short and nasty climbs, dubious mentors, hapless climbing partners, teenage crushes, bad cars, underage drinking and questionable climbing techniques, this is a memoir of coming of age in a simpler era of climbing, told with compassion, humour, and insight.

LAUNCH FOR A YOUTH WASTED CLIMBING
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Wednesday May 13, 2015 > 10AM-8PM  
FREE EVENT

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