LASAR Radio presenter Derek Walker is about to recall his encounters with two of the world's greatest mountaineers, Joe Brown and Don Whillans, whom he met while out climbing himself on The Roaches near Leek.
Brown and Whillans, both Mancunians and from similar working class backgrounds, became friends after coming across each other on the rocky outcrop near Leek in the early 50s.
Both men went on to successfully tackle some of the world's most challenging peaks.
Whillans passed away in 1985 and Brown in April this year.
The cloth-capped Brown, with familiar 'fag' in mouth, was a real character, as Derek Walker will recall, with some humour, on his 'Cheddleton Chats Show', between 2pm-4pm, today (Friday, June 19).
Picture: LASAR Radio presenter Derek Walker mimicking legendary mountaineer Joe Brown.