I have been contacted by Tony Astill who runs http://www.mountaineeringbooks.org/. He took the attached photo from an old lantern slide. He is interested to know if any of our members can identify the climber. He believes this to be Kern Knotts (Innominate Crack I think).
He would be interested to hear directly from any member – especially if they have an interest in mountaineering books. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can email him direct or reply to this topic and I’ll forward the result of any internal discussions.
My money would be on George Bower but it really depends on the date it was taken. If the ’20s then it’s a strong possibility. I attach a portrait of George Bower from the Rucksack Club Archives. Stephen Reid (PS Have emailed Tony directly)