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UKC Articles - on 21 Feb 2019
Alastair Borthwick outside his farm in Barr, Ayrshire in 1994.Writer Jeff Connor remembers the Scottish author Alastair Borthwick (1913-2003) … and his collaboration with climbing publisher and editor Ken Wilson. Borthwick's works recorded both the popularisation of climbing as a working class sport in Scotland, and the Second World War from his perspective as an infantryman.

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Mick Ward - on 21 Feb 2019
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'I asked about my favourite chapter: the night in Arrochar Youth Hostel where 60 'drowned rats' sheltered from a downpour and four beautiful German girls sang Muss i' Denn (Wooden Heart) and by morning everyone had gone.'

I remember reading this when very young. So poignant.

Mick

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jaylo264 - on 26 Feb 2019
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Me too -- we named our youngest Hamish after the noodle who dived off Arrochar pier into shallowish water

Our lad, now 20, does the same things....

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niche on 11 Mar 2019
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Thanks for the excellent article. Bought Battalion  - what a great book!

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neuromancer - on 12 Mar 2019
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We are the pilgrims, master - we shall go

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Jeffertsc - on 12 Mar 2019
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I'd forgotten that one. Thanks.

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