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An Interview with Joe Brown


Joe Brown, originally a plumber’s apprentice from Manchester, took the British climbing world by storm after WWII. In the 50s and 60s, Joe’s dazzling performance on rock pushed British climbing standards and, in 1955, he climbed Kanchenjunga: the third highest mountain in the world. Joe Brown died on 15 May 2020. We released this today (25 May) to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the first ascent of Kanchenjunga by Joe Brown and George Band. This film by Director Alun Hughes, George Smith, and Ray Saunders is a rare interview with Joe, and stands as a tribute to this legendary climber.