/ Irvine Butterfieild obit
not strictly a climbing issue, i know, but i hadn't noticed any threads on this on the site and thought it deserved mention.
his high mountains book is excellent, as are his two photo books of the munros and corbetts. i heard him talk at a jmt meeting once and enjoyed it thoroughly.
a sad loss of someone committed to the mountains.
Yes, you're quite right, and thanks for flagging this up here because it's the first I've heard of it.
The High Mountains is an enduring classic (surely the most inspirational single guide to the Munros, Tops and Furth!) and it's sad to hear that this great friend of wild places has left us.
Vol1 was certainly my bible for a number of years. A sad loss.
I have his 'The High Mountains' book which I think is better than the S.M.C.'s Munro book. Met him once when our club invited him to give a talk, he seemed like a very nice guy.
Didn't realise he was so old
Yes, it was kind of weird-- Butterfield's book was a big influence in getting me Munro-bagging in the first place, and then I climb my last Munro, and there's Irvine Butterfield himself, kitted out in Munroist's tie and everything, waiting to shake my hand on the summit!
Requiescat in pace, anyway.
Thanks for posting that doug, i hadn't realised his involvement in so many other organisations here.
some guy. we should aspire to such a lifetime achievement
Just realised this one was linked from the JMT news in Andy's original post and I'd already read it the day this thread started, but it still really shows 'his involvement in so many other organisations here.'
All it needs is for Ken Wilson to do the decent thing...
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