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Hamish MacInnes

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 smally 04 Dec 2020

So, Hamish MacInnes made his last journey through Glen Coe today.

Fitting that the hills have their winter coats on.

Currently enjoying a good look through Scottish winter climbs.  I've always found inspiration from the fantastic b&w crag images and also humour, the photograph of a fully hoared Savage Slit  being heroically scaled, by Lilliputians, always brings on a wry smile.

 nigel n 04 Dec 2020
In reply to smally:

Dave Williams drew my attention to this wonderful appreciation written for a US publication:

https://rockandice.com/climbing-news/hamish-macinnes-who-revolutionized-scottish-winter-climbing-dies-at-90/?cn-reloaded=1

In reply to nigel n:

Agree - it is a wonderful appreciation. It seems that he was a mountaineering polymath, constantly innovating to help others. And what a life - crammed with adventure!

Mick

In reply to smally:

He also got a look in today on last word Radio 4  

 Darron 05 Dec 2020
In reply to smally:

Reading a Mick Fowler article from the 1980’s today about a route in the Caucasus. He mentioned that McInnes had traversed the whole range via a continuous ridge in a 13 day push. Mick described it as “epic”. Enough said.


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