/ Accident at Dunkeld
Report in the Courier - http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2004/07/13/newsstory6114246t0.asp
UKC News - http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/
Dear UKC News
There was also a death in Glencoe the same day. Friday was a sad day in the Scottish hills.
Those who have been will know that Polney has a fairly friendly air, quite sunny and slabby. But....the accident happened on the traverse/descent.
I've often been more concerned about these tracks than the climbs themselves: quite muddy, loose pine needle litter etc, not nice in rock shoes at all. Rock dries quickly but grass often less so. Take care.
Rest in peace
Bad luck, RIP.
Walking around the top of crags, you gotta be so careful...
Thoughts and prayers to family, friends and his climbing partner.
I agree, the top can be pretty slippy when wet. I've often felt, no matter which route I've been on, nervous at the top traversing around to the ab off down the gully.
On behalf of the Angus Gravity climbing team, I'd like to ofer my deepest condolences to the friends and family of David Cassidy. The team's thoughts are with all those affected at this time.
Thanks for replying to Graham. I saw the chopper hovering about on the hill when I went passed at 7.15pm
PS Do you want a job as my researcher, I can't pay much, but it would be interesting.
Friday was certainly a sad day.
Yes it was.
PS Sorry about spelling your name wrong.
Hi Graeme. As a hopefully happier aside, how did you find Engineer's Crack?
JAMIE @ THE ICE FACTOR>
Engineers was brilliant. Very enjoyable climbing with no particular move all that hard. as it says in the guide, well protected too.
To be honest, felt easy for E1 5b.
Did the Keep yesterday on Binein Shuas and found the 5b( old guide) moves on that much harder! Fantastic pitch by the way.
I climbed 'The Keep' earlier this year and found that second pitch hard for the 5a that it is given in the guide book. However it is only a short 10 meter section that is difficult.
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