The legendary British climber Joe Brown has been appointed the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award. The 80 year-old Brown was the driving force behind the rise in rockclimbing standards in UK after the second World War with countless first ascents including Cenotaph Corner on Dinas Cromlech in Llanberis and Right Unconquerable at Stanage Edge in the Peak District. Like many climbers of his generation, Brown took his skills into the big mountains bagging the first ascent of Kanchenjunga as well as summiting on Everest and Latok II. His drive and dedication influenced many generations of climbers in the UK and across the world.
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