Jordan Buys repeats Talbot Horizon (E9) on Scafell
- Friday 14th August 2020 at 1.21am
Aug 8th; 2016
Jordan Buys has made the first repeat of Dave Birkett’s Talbot Horizon (E9 6c) on Scafell’s East Buttress.
Jordan Buys. Photo David Simmonite
Written-up in the FRCC guide as being ‘unequivocally, the most series route in The Lakes’, Dave Birkett’s Talbot Horizon (E9 6c) was first climbed by the indefatigable first ascensionist back in July 2000. It was one of a number of heinously hard and serious routes put up by Birkett across the Lakes and on Scafell’s mighty East Buttress.
Following Dave MacLeod’s repeat of Return of the King (E9 6c) earlier this year – click here for that report – the un-repeated Talbot Horizon shone-out as a beacon. Charlie Woodburn and Jordan Buys rose to the challenge. Eventually it was Jordan Buys that topped-out with the coveted second ascent. Charlie Woodburn is believed to be planning a return match.