Colin Fletcher Kirkus (19 June 1910-13 September 1942), was one of the most influential climbers Britain has ever produced. He climbed extensively in Wales and elsewhere, such as the Alps and the Himalaya.
Kirkus left the world of mountaineering two tremendous legacies: firstly his pioneering climbs in Wales and elsewhere, and secondly one of the finest instruction books ever written: Let's Go Climbing!.
Kirkus made a pioneering Alpine-style ascent in the Himalaya, in 1933. He climbed Satopant'h while a member of Marco Pallis's expedition; his account of the climb is included in Pallis's book Peaks and Lamas.
- Kirkus, Colin. Let's Go Climbing!. ISBN 1-904466-17-6.
- Pallis, Marco (1939) Peaks and Lamas. London: Cassell
- "In Memorium - Colin Fletcher Kirkus - Club Member 1928–1942" (PDF). Climbers' Club Journal. 1943. pp. 168–181. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
- Dean, Steve. Hands of a Climber. ISBN 0-948153-21-0.
- Thomson, I.D.S. The Black Cloud. ISBN 0-948153-20-2.
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