Two weeks ago a climbing friend of mine died at the top of the main overhang at Wolf Mountain Climbing centre. He had a massive heart attack having clipped the last bolt, and never gained consciousness.
Last Monday I travelled down to Shrewsbury with friends to go to his rememberance service.
The day was very sunny, and the mood sombre.
Robbo was a longtime fellow member of the Lancashire Caving and Climbing Club and his attitude and good nature will surely be missed on the crag. Although a very sad day, the large attendance bears testament to how many people have enjoyed his company over the years.
We all went to Royal Hill Pub on the riverside and had curry and beers before heading back up.
Some of his ashes were buried, the rest will be scattered down Bishops rib, his favourite climb at Chair Ladder, in Cornwall.