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    Sad News

    Hamish Mcinnes has passed away.

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/people...ies-90-3044746

    There are so many hill/mountain goers that probably owe there lives to possibly one of the greatest most influential mountain men of all time.

    RIP and Thank You Sir
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    Oh that is terrible. Only two weeks ago i watched a documentary about him, which sort of jumped between his climbing/inventing history, and his memory loss and recovery.

    It was fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Oh that is terrible. Only two weeks ago i watched a documentary about him, which sort of jumped between his climbing/inventing history, and his memory loss and recovery.

    It was fascinating.
    This film? i think posting it here would be a tribute

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hp3m
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    Yes that was the one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    Yes that was the one...
    I watched it too Travs. I met him a couple of times when I was in the RAF.

    Glen Coe will be a poorer place for his passing.
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    Very sad. There is no person rescued from a mountain who doesn't owe a debt of gratitude to the man.
    The film linked above is a good watch but only available on iplayer for a few days so get in quick!
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    I still have one of his ice axes. I remember Pterodactyls coming out as well and being lent a pair (way out of my price range) and using them to dangle about in Kilnshaw Chimney on Red Screes. An iconic guy, I never met him but wish I had had the opportunity.

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