I have written about Hargreaves before, a haunting story of courage and accomplishment and death. Tragically her son Tom died climbing in 1919.
“And if you are given two options, take the harder one because you’ll regret it if you don’t.” Alison Hargreaves
Held You The pinnacles of Peak gritstone enticed you to claim their craggy faces week after week until you were ready for the most audacious exploits of Eiger and Everest, their foreboding reputations surrendered to your determination and courage, except the last, as it came to be, when instead, K2 jealously claimed you for itself, reluctant to let you go, and, for a time, held you in its icy maw as honour to your craft. ©Paul Vincent Cannon