Rhodesia, July 1960



The Chimanimani Mountains Hut, which Tom Newall – a Salisbury climber I knew – once described to me as “the best mountain hut in Africa.” Richard and I reached the hut at about noon on Monday, 11 July 1960. We spent the night there together with a fairly large party from the Mountain Club of Salisbury that included Dave Marshall, Phil Murray, Archie, Jill, Mike, Neil, Robin, and Shirley.