Alan Blackshaw OBE, 1933 - 2011

by Nick Colton - BMC Aug/2011
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Blackshaw's Mountaineering, 13 kbReport by the BMC :

It is with great sadness that the BMC announces the death of Alan Blackshaw on Thursday 4th August 2011 at Inverness hospital.

Alan was President of the BMC (1973 - 1976), a BMC Patron (since 1978), and a specialist advisor to the BMC Access, Conservation and Environment Group.

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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