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Delete? Not significant.Edit

This is puff.... and clearly authored by the individual.

There is nothing of interest/significance. The "first welshman"??! Wales is only 3m people in a world of 7.6bn and the ascent wasn't anything new. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:26, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi. I am the subject of this article and this is my very first intervention whatsoever.Edit

I did not write the original nor was the author known to me. After its creation it has been vandalized a number of times, particularly the edit of 5 March 2018. That malicious edit (large deletions) arose purely from the authors personal political disagreement with myself over the totally unrelated discussion about the reorganization of the British Mountaineering Council. The whole original article and the remaining fragments are a mess, beginning with the incorrect spelling of my name, the wrong date of birth and the assertion that we were guided on Everest when in fact we made a rare unguided ascent as part of a larger expedition. I would be most grateful if it could be restored and corrected, particularly as it is often used as a source of biographical information.

I have created a directory of background documents here hoping this may be of use


Pleased to be of further assistance in sorting the mess out if anyone wants to take it on or someone in authority can advise me how best to proceed! Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikididit (talkcontribs)

Firstly, I am inclined to believe @Wikididit: when they say they didn't write it, given it was created 14 years ago by an editor (@Hogyn Lleol:, pinged just to see if they maintain any interest at this late date) who is still active.
Anyway, I had a look at the 2018 removals. While the edit summaries are rather simplistic - only a fraction of the removed content could legitimately claim to be removing hyperbolic language, the large majority of it was insufficiently sourced under modern requirements - using primary, or non-reliable/non-independent, sources. As such, I won't just revert it back to that form.
As a note, editors are very unlikely to follow a blind link to a google drive - and, in any case, editors are going to need secondary sources (newspapers, books, etc - a TV programme may be suitable, depending on its nature) that are reliable and independent (which also rules out interviews). if you've got details for them, especially URLs if existing, but publisher, title, date etc if not is of more use.
If there's a source that gives your correct name and DOB, that would be something I can do for you right now, but for other changes, I can instead run you through how to make edit requests and the best means of doing so, if that is of interest. Nosebagbear (talk) 14:31, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Hi. Given that I've been pinged regarding this page, I'll state what I know. I originally created this article in November 2007 having heard Caradog Jones giving an interview on Radio Cymru, and I realised that there was no Wikipedia article on him. I knew of him, having an interest in climbing myself, but have no connection with him whatsoever, so had to research him totally from scratch. All content added by me at that time (Nov/Dec 2007) derived from existing published material, though as has been pointed out, 14 years ago there was not the same demand as today for in-line citations; nevertheless, every paragraph carried a citation. I largely moved on after that, and I don't know anything about any subsequent additions or deletions. Although I'm still active on Wikipedia, I don't spend much time at all on it these days. Hogyn Lleol (talk) 09:12, 11 April 2021 (UTC)