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Ken Wilson 1941–2016

Monday, 13th June 2016

Ken Wilson at Everest base camp, 1972. Photo copyright Doug Scott.

Ken Wilson, Everest 1972. Photo © Doug Scott 

We were very saddened to learn of the passing this weekend of Ken Wilson, founder of Baton Wicks and a giant in the outdoor publishing world. The man who started and edited Mountain magazine, who inspired generations of climbers and mountaineers with the books he published, and who passionately defended his strong beliefs on British climbing ethics. He will be greatly missed. 

Read more:

Jon Barton's 2015 blog post 'Ken Wilson: an eye for class, a nose for bullshit.'

Alan James remembers Ken on

'A Tribute to Ken Wilson', by Ed Douglas on

Ken Wilson obituary, The Telegraph.

'Ken Wilson: An Appreciation/Obituary' by Alan Hinkes on

'RIP Ken Wilson: Editor of Mountain Magazine, Rabble-Rouser', by Alison Osius on

(Links updated 22 June 2016.)

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