Climbing: a collaborative poem, Annual Dinner 2019

11th February, 2019

At the 2019 Pinnacle Club dinner at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, our after dinner speaker (and Pinnacle Club member) Dr Julie Carter engaged us all in an experiment. She asked us individually to visualise ourselves climbing a favourite route and to then jot down on paper the name of the route and a few words describing how we felt about it. Our pieces of paper were then collected and Julie promised to make a poem from them. She has used almost all the words we wrote and has not added anything more. I hope you agree that the result is pretty amazing – a tribute to the power of collective imagination. Thanks, Julie!

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