Europe, Spain, From Tawny

Publication Year: 1951.

From Tawny Spain. Two climbers from Barcelona, Francisco Marti and Manuel Puig, have reached the summit of Es Vedra, a rock obelisk rising 1281 ft. out of the sea. A Reuter dispatch reports that they started the climb from a motorboat and completed it in two and a half hours, successfully defying a local proverb which says, “He who climbs to the peak of Es Vedra will instantly undergo a change of sex.” This is believed to have been the first ascent.