CLIMBING FICTION - THE RED CURTAIN - A Climbing Expedition to Mars

$1,300 raised
52%
GOAL $2,500
26 donations
 
since Oct 2020
 
 
 

In 2018 I was training to enter a Ironman but pushed too hard and ended up in hospital for several months, I had to forgo my career as a Youth Worker and spend significant time recovering from a brain injury. Something happened. I had not climbed in 20 years but, wierdly enough, as the nurons in my brain mended my climbing memories were re-wired and I found myself writing about climbing. This has led me to interview the best climbers in the World, become the Assistant Editor of Common Climber Magazine, and has had me write a book. This is what MY CAUSE fundraising is about.

I have completed something I believe is remarkable, a book of CLIMBING FICTION. The Story is called the RED CURTAIN. You will will follow the journey of a Team of Climbers on an expedition of the ages as they climb a new route on Mars for reasons that are just as compelling as the climb. Meticulous research and frothy fun has melded to give todays adventurers a glimps into their tomorrows.

I am seeking assitance with publishing costs. It turns out that Climbing Publishers are not ready for Climbing Fiction. It's sad in a way as climbing is about looking skywards not backwards. My book covers this space of climbing future - literally. Like other trail blazers I will go where no climber has gone before and I will take you there too. The story is 300 words and I plan to have it ready between December and February at best by mid December, 2020 to late January, 2021.

Help Climbing Literature move forward. Contact me if you require further information on my Mars Mission, The Red Curtain. Any donation will help me get it to you and see my first book published independly. This is one step for Dave but will be a giant leap for Climbing Literature.

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An Endorsement of The Red Curtain by German Climber, Thomas Huber

"Dave Barnes is one of those species who has wonderfully described a path of daring that is full of craziness, courage and and humor. The Red Curtain is still fiction today but time has taught us that, in our world, impossibility manifests itself only in you, but when you are ready for the adventure, this limit dissolves. Thank you Dave for your inspiration. I am ready for this adventure."
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$1,300 raised
52%
GOAL $2,500
26 donations
 
since Oct 2020
 
Fundraising for
Dave Barnes - Climbing Journalist and Writer
I am seeking to raise funds to publish a Climbing Fiction Novel. Self Publishing means I can lead the story from writing to publishing which maintains the The book is 300 pages and is complete. It is ready for a publisher and I aim to have it as an e-book and in print by mid December 2020.
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