‘Befriend fear and just do it scared’.

Grown men (and women) in a cold climbing wall in Sheffield listening to a man talk about going back to climb a route that very very nearly killed him almost two decades ago.

A man that many of us grew up in awe of as a climber in North Wales in the 80’s .

‘Disabled but not unable’.

Paul Pritchard was doing the talk as a fundraiser for a small disabled climbing charity called Climbing for All Sheffield.

My company (ThePathLessTravelled) have covered the speaker fees and the eventbrite fees for the charity for tonight.

I also ran the raffle (for which prizes were generously donated by Alpkit, MoonClimbing, Mountain Equipment and Vertebrate Publishing)

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