Books available for members

John Payne is handling the distriubution of the late Arthur Howcroft’s comprensive Mountaineering library.

John writes…
After the passing of Arthur Howcroft I agreed with his niece to collect and distribute his
substantial library of mountaineering books on her behalf. This library is now available to view in
my garage……

You are cordially invited to visit and take any books you wish.

I propose to keep these available for approx 1 month to the first week in June. When I will put
them in the hands of any charities who will take them.
To avoid me staying at home every day for a month you will be welcome to view and collect
them by phoning me to arrange a mutually agreeable time, day or evening. These visits can not
be Tues am or all day Wednesdays.

Types of books.
There are perhaps well over 100 to chose from.
A4 or larger ‘Coffee table’ hard backed, high quality colour. Costing originally around £20 or
more each.
To make it clear there will be no money asked for or collected. If members wish they may
donate to a charity of their choice.
Some of the authors.
Bonnington, Hunt, Shackleton, Messner, Rebuffat, Cleare, Venables, Turnbull, Wainwright,
Young and many others.
Books on Alpine regions include, UK, French and Austrian Alps, Himalayas, New Zealand, USA
etc etc.
Guides to various French mountain areas with map pages. Commpenstella Route, Tour du Mont
Blanc etc etc.
UK Climbs, Walks and guides. Wainwright etc etc. Wales, Lakes, Scotland

Visiting / Viewing / Collecting times.
1st to 7th May Reserved for Hut Wardens or their delegates willing to take the books to our huts
to enable our Hut Libraries to benefit.

Any Club Members may arrange to attend from:-
8th April to end of May and few days in June.

Details of my phone and address in Handbook

Best regards John Payne

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