Andrew James Walker

Andrew Walker on Armorican VS 4c Pembroke North – Photo David Linnett

Here is a Xmas offering and a wee video about my friend and fellow CC member Andrew James Walker. Andrew is a gnarly “old school” climber with loads of bonkers tales to tell of a life less ordinary and has done oodles of big, serious routes over decades of climbing. Unfortunately Andrew had a very serious and life changing accident about 10 years ago. However he is not a man to be easily deterred and returned to climbing and can bust some moves up to a pretty amazing standard with some inspiring ninja skills!

So with the invaluable help of Mr Climb Pembroke Henry Castle on the sharp end and my better half Em on Camera 2, we decided that the 3* VS super-classic Armorican at the delightful and photogenic Craig Caerfai near St Davids in North Pembroke would be an ideal route for Andrew to have a go at. Apart from being the crag classic, we thought Armorican would provide him with a pretty tough but hopefully attainable challenge. And did Andrew manage to climb the route I hear you ask? Well have a look at the following vid featuring some aerial drone footage and some devilishly dynamic dyno’s to find out!

Dave Linnett

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