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ARTICLE: Hamish MacInnes Obituary - 1930-2020

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 UKC Articles 09 Dec 2020

Hamish MacInnes in Glencoe in 2014.

Simon Richardson, editor of scottishwinter.com, reflects on the highpoints of Hamish MacInnes' long and varied life, following his death aged 90 in November. 

The word 'influential' is often used, but for Hamish, nothing could be more appropriate. From pioneering cutting edge first ascents in Scotland and the Greater Ranges, through development of mountain rescue and avalanche safety, inventing new ice tools and sharing mountain knowledge through his writing and guidebooks, Hamish MacInnes' influence continues to be both long lasting and profound.


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Superb!

Mick

 simes303 10 Dec 2020
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A truly extraordinary man.

The iPlayer documentary is well worth watching.

 Rob Parsons 10 Dec 2020
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"a book recounting untold adventures from Hamish's early life will be published by the Scottish Mountaineering Press later this year."

I shall look forward to that.

 robertmichaellovell Global Crag Moderator 12 Dec 2020
In reply to Rob Parsons:

I should clarify that later this year is actually next year, but it is well underway. Some astonishing stories from Hamish, and wonderful pictures as well.

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seems he got an OBE for services to mountaineering and mountain rescue also - well deserved. A legend of mountaineering and inspiration. 


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