Memories Of Dolphin

Memories of Dolphin — OUT NOW — Price £11.99 including DVD of early ascents

Arthur Rhodes Dolphin was the foremost climber of the 1940’s, until his untimely death in the Alps in 1953. Compiled and edited by Tom Greenwood with a foreword by Bill Birkett, Memories of Dolphin gathers the collected thoughts and memories of those who knew Dolphin and remember him as a superb climber and a true gentleman.

Memories of Dolphin is available now from the Gritstone Club, download a PDF copy of the order form. For more information about this and other club publications, visit the publications page. For more information about this and other publications, please contact us, to reveal email address...


The book includes a DVD, showing black and white footage taken
by Reg Hainsworth in the early 1950s, which shows Dolphin in
action at Almscliff and on Gimmer Crag in the Lake District.

Memories of Dolphin - Front Cover
160 pages (230mm x 153mm) with photographs,
sketches and DVD.
Price £11.99
Published December 2009
Order Form

Editorial Preface
Arthur Cockroft
John Cook
Gritstone Club
Peter Greenwood
Jack Bloor
Michael Dwyer
Friends and Contemperaries
Jack Bloor and Arthur in the Alps 1949
Extracts from Arthur’s Diaries – Alps 1951
The Accident
The Legacy
End piece


A: What’s in a Name?
B: Recent Developments in Lakeland
C: The FRCC Hut Book from Raw Head
D: Dave Cook’s file on Arthur Dolphin
E: A Rock Climbing Apprenticeship
F: Climbs at Zermatt, Chamonix and Courmayeur
G: K G plus 50
H: Gaping Ghyll, 1950
I: The Gritstone Club Diaries
J: Dolphin – The Movie
K: Arthur Dolphin in action at Almscliff
L: Reginald Hainsworth
M: Obituaries
N: Press Cuttings
O: First Ascents
P: Everest Expedition 1953

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