/ NEW ARTICLE: 60 years of Andy Nisbet
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Brilliant, simply brilliant!
Thats braw. Happy Birthday to the tank commander!
Excellent, and happy birthday, specially as he appears to share mine.
Happy birthday Andy. Just wondering how long that list of new climbs is ;-).
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 ;-)
Thats a great story, happy birthday Andy, all the best mate :-)
Delightful chap. Guided - or rather hauled - me up several routes in the Northern Corries a few years back.
What a legend and nice bloke - Up amongst the greats of Scottish winter -
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.
Good article :-)
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.
Having just read the article, it was his femur that he had broken.
Happy Birthday Andy.
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.
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.
> 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 ;-)
You must have made a typo - no way is Andy 60. He must be coming on 90 by now!
I never believed my gf had a 'shared first ascent' with Andy Nisbet until she showed me the relevant SMC journal.
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
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.
You shouldn't glorify dangerous driving.
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.
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