Climbing Days by Dorothy Pilley (Mrs. I. A. Richards). London: Secker &Warburg, 1965. xxviii and 352 pages, with 32 pages of plates and an introduction to the second revised edition. Price 42 s.
All climbers will welcome this reissue of a mountaineering classic. Originally published in 1935, it brilliantly describes climbs and climbers in North Wales, the Lake District and various parts of the Alps. A new chapter, “Retrospection,” in Mrs. Richards’ delightful style discusses changes in climbing attitudes and skills, with reference to some of the more striking climbs now being done by women climbers. We welcome this old friend with its fine new cover picture by André Roch.
Robert H. Bates