Celebrating Victory over Japan by completing an ‘unconquerable’ climb!

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Fifty years ago this month, the nation celebrated the end of the Second World War – and one young man launched a golden age of climbing in the Peak District. Steve Brown reports.

FIFTY years ago on August 14,  while the bulk of the population were celebrating the end of the Second World War on VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, two young men from Sheffield – Tom Probert and Albert Shutt – carried their rope up to Stanage Edge to try a seemingly impossible rock climb…