Talk:A. W. Andrews

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Tentative info[edit]

I suspect A W Andrews was Arthur Westlake Andrews, that he did a first ascent (Andrews renne on Storen) in Norway in 1899, and produced a book or two of poems about West Penwith (Cornwall) in 1957. (He is also possibly the author of a c1916 'A text book of Geography')

Please confirm before including :-) Linuxlad 21:29, 11 January 2006 (UTC)


Later - The Royal Geographical Society tell me they have a Fellow (A W Andrews) elected 1896 died 1959, a teacher of geography & history in Southwark (and MA Oxon.). In the 1890s apparently he was at Aberystwyth UCW. A W Andrews also wrote his text book (1913 reprinted 1922) and submitted several articles to the Geographical Journal in the early 1900s. Linuxlad 16:56, 6 February 2006 (UTC) Later still - thanks to the RGS librarian I looked in the Cornwall County Council library which confirms the Andrews of the Cornish Climbing Guidebook is out old friend Arthur Westlake Andrews, and to them also for the Library of Congres ref which gives his birthdate as 1868. I think it's safe to print now. Bob


Traverse of Coast of Britain[edit]

I now have a reference for Andrews' inention to traverse all of GB between high and low water, using a rope, but not swimming. O'Sullivan, Pete (1984) West Penwith (2nd edition), Climbers Club, ISBN 0901 601 284 Apparently he used the convention that you weren't swimming if your nose is out of the water! He started at Bosigran in about 1922, working West along Penwith. He met the challenge of the Great Zawn by lassoing a rock and lowering himself down - but found it very difficult to escape up the slippery rock (later climbed at HVS). He appears to have found enough difficulties in Cornwall to leave the original project largely unfulfilled. Linuxlad 17:19, 15 July 2007 (UTC)