Troll Wall

The Untold Story of the British First Ascent of Europe’s Tallest Rock Face

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Troll Wall tells the gripping story of one of the most dramatic first ascents in British climbing history. Written days after their success, almost half a century ago, and newly rediscovered, Tony Howard’s account is a fascinating insight into the challenges of climbing a big mountain wall.

Author: Tony Howard
No of Pages: 186
Page Size: 168 x 243 mm
ISBN 10: 1906148287
ISBN 13: 9781906148287
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Published Date: February 2011
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: Colour photo section
Weight: 550g

Weight 550.00 g


Author of book

Tony Howard


Vertebrate Publishing

Publish Date

01 March 2011



Page size

168mm x 243mm



Author description

000m Troll Wall. Tony was a founding partner of Troll Climbing Equipment, at the northern tip of the Peak District. After starting climbing in 1953, discovering new areas and making many first ascents., producing many innovative designs such as the world's first commercial range of nuts, the first climbing 'sit' harnesses and the first sewn slings. He has guided and climbed all over the world, the year he and his friends famously made the first ascent of Norway's 1, Tony became well known in climbing circles for his new routes and his contribution to local guidebooks. He worked as an instructor in the early 1960s and qualified as a BMC Guide in 1965, Tony Howard grew up in the Chew Valley

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