Alan Blackshaw OBE, 1933 - 2011by Nick Colton - BMC Aug/2011
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It is with great sadness that the BMC announces the death of Alan Blackshaw on Thursday 4th August 2011 at Inverness hospital.
He was perhaps best known for the book Mountaineering – from Hillwalking to Alpine Climbing (1966) published by Penguin books that many people simply called Blackshaw's Mountaineering. It was the seminal text of its day that was regarded by many as the Bible of climbing and mountaineering.
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