/ NEW ARTICLE: 60 years of Andy Nisbet

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UKC Articles - on 22 May 2013
Andy on Shot in the Dark, V 5, 3 kbA homage to Andy Nisbet, his contribution to Scottish climbing and a celebration of his 60th birthday.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=5521
Peter Walker on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: Loved that.
a lakeland climber on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

Brilliant, simply brilliant!

ALC
ag17 - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: Great article and Happy Birthday Andy!
sneaks - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:


Thats braw. Happy Birthday to the tank commander!
johncoxmysteriously - on 22 May 2013
In reply to sneaks:

Excellent, and happy birthday, specially as he appears to share mine.

jcm
Eric9Points - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:
Happy birthday Andy. Just wondering how long that list of new climbs is ;-).
Doug on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: Happy birthday Andy, and maybe see you in Boat sometime, about time I had a visit "home"
Milesy - on 22 May 2013
Happy Birthday Andy!
aldo56 - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: One of the funniest articles i've read on here, taking some beginners on a first assent is class. Happy birthday Andy!
Carless - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

Happy Birthday Andy

Still feel honoured to have been on some of those 1st ascents with you

Will always remember you nearly hypothermic in Deflowerer after Papa Stour ;-)
wilkie14c - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:
Thats a great story, happy birthday Andy, all the best mate :-)
DNS on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

Delightful chap. Guided - or rather hauled - me up several routes in the Northern Corries a few years back.
sonar - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

What a legend and nice bloke - Up amongst the greats of Scottish winter -

Best wishes

Alex Kelly
lummox - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: Excellent ! Briefly chatted to him on the way in to do Poacher's. He was heading up to solo something silly no doubt : )
Father Noel Furlong on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

1000 new routes and me and my mate stole one of him (pure accident of course).

We met once, you wouldn't know me but happy birthday all the same.
michaelb1 - on 22 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: A proper climber. ' no new routes until the students have been taught to ice axe arrest' indeed. Here's to many more new routes in those fabulous hills.
Cameron94 on 23 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: A phenomenal amount of new routes from the low grades right up to the top end stuff.

Good article :-)
newtonmore - on 23 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: such a legend happy birthday andy
Minneconjou Sioux - on 23 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

I met Andy once, he was lying in hospital in Inverness after taking a fall and breaking his pelvis (I think). He was opposite my mate who had also just taken an horrendous fall and was lucky to survive. I remember that Andy was still able to give him a lot of encouragement (through his morphine filled euphoria)and I remembe thinking of him as a remarkable individual, a prolific explorer of the Scottish Hills and an all round good guy.

I hope I'm doing what Andy does at his age, still climbing and still pushing the boundaries.
Minneconjou Sioux - on 23 May 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

Having just read the article, it was his femur that he had broken.

Happy Birthday Andy.
Douglas Griffin - on 23 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

Very Best Wishes to Andy.

Met him a couple of times, on a Martin Moran Winter Mountaineering course (Feb 97) and again at the rave in Lochcarron Village Hall on Millenium Eve!

Lovely guy and a climbing legend.

DerwentDiluted - on 23 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great article, one of the enrichers of our sport.

Funny, but whenever I'm trudging up a Munro and see a vaguely climbable bit of rock/turf I always think that Mr Nisbet has not only clocked it but has probably reccie'd it, climbed it, documented it and exhausted it. Subsequent examination of guidebooks usually tells me I was right.
Minneconjou Sioux - on 23 May 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:
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> I remember that Andy was still able to give him a lot of encouragement (through his morphine filled euphoria)

Just for clarification, it was my mate's "morphine filled euphoria" not Andy's ;-)
Erstwhile on 23 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

You must have made a typo - no way is Andy 60. He must be coming on 90 by now!
hokkyokusei - on 23 May 2013
In reply to aldo56:
> (In reply to UKC Articles) One of the funniest articles i've read on here, taking some beginners on a first assent is class.

I never believed my gf had a 'shared first ascent' with Andy Nisbet until she showed me the relevant SMC journal.

Sonya Mc on 23 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: Not been on here for ages and only just noticed this!

Andy inspired me to write this wee story some time ago after a couple of winters new routing. Although I'm not climbing much these days, Andy has been my biggest inspiration, my bestest climbing partner and the most gentlemanly soul I know. And I can confirm the stories of his terrifying driving! :D

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1648
Colin Moody - on 23 May 2013
In reply to Sonya Mc:

Good wee story, not seen it before.

We all know about the driving.

I was at a guide book meeting and Rab announced that Andy wouldn't be attending because he had had another crash (think you were in it), nobody was surprised.
simes303 - on 26 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

You shouldn't glorify dangerous driving.
Lone Rider - on 28 May 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:
Only 74 new winter routes this winter! Must be gettin' old!
He's off to the Himalaya's this week and probably not fit enough. I had plans to do 1 new route for every ten of his - failed on that having only done 5.
Maybe next year?
Cheers and best wishes with the trip.
Martin
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