British climbing legend Johnny Dawes to give climbing workshops in Malta

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 20:06

The Malta Climbing Club is pleased to announce that following the participation of top British climber Stevie Haston in the 1st Malta bouldering (climbing) competition held in February this year, the club is now welcoming to Malta the British climbing legend Johnny Dawes.

Mr. Dawes shall be conducting climbing workshops for climbers of all levels including beginners in Malta between the 20th and 23rd September. Johnny Dawes is a legendary figure in climbing circles internationally and is perhaps best known for a number of ground-breaking climbs in Britain in the 80′s in terms of both level of difficulty and danger.

In fact, Johnny is the subject of The DVD “Stone Monkey”, winner of 5 International Film Festival awards and widely regarded as one of the best climbing videos ever made and a classic of the genre. This award winning video traces his boyhood influences and films him climbing a number of his hardest routes.

During his stay on the island Mr. Dawes will be exploring various cliffs and valleys in Malta and Gozo and will be climbing with local members of the Malta Climbing Club. His visit to Malta is partly sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority who are actively promoting Malta abroad as a climbing destination in collaboration with local clubs.

For more information about the workshops contact club president Simon Alden on mobile 9929 9836 or email :

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