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LIST OF GUIDE BOOKS CONTAINING ILLUSTRATIONS BY MALC BAXTER 1961 TO 2020
Researched and written by David Price
At seventy nine years of age, our artist Malc Baxter still climbs and is responsible for over 300 new routes. In 1961 he climbed the first extreme at Wimberry in the Chew Valley, Wall and Bulge E2 5b. An early and active member of the Manchester Gritstone Climbing Club, he is as keen to climb today as his body will allow.
It is significant that Malc is still producing outstanding art. The love of his craft is almost tangible and his enthusiasm and skill shines through. The majority of Malc’s portfolio was produced for The British Mountaineering Council on a voluntary basis and is a measure of his huge generosity. In gifting his time for the love of the sport, Malc spent over six months (almost full time), producing his set of drawings for the 2002 Stanage guide. These consist of 120 illustrations which were later described by Niall Grimes as, ‘perhaps the finest set of crag drawings for any guidebook’. Illustrating more than thirty climbing guides, his career spans almost sixty years; fifty nine to be exact! An achievement of which, there is no equal! In addition he recently completed two fine illustrations for the 2020 republication of the Ken Wilson classic, ‘Hard Rock’.
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