Author Topic: Hamish McInnes  (Read 631 times)

sparnel

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Hamish McInnes
« on: 22:25:02, 27/11/20 »
Hamish McInnes, mountaineer and author of many guide books and climbing books,
died a few days ago at his home in Glencoe. His Guides to Walks in the West Highlands were particularly good. He also invented a mountain rescue stretcher which bears his name and created the first all metal ice axe. He was a founder member of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team and founder of the Search and Rescue Dog Association.
He was 90 years of age.




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Re: Hamish McInnes
« Reply #1 on: 08:19:15, 28/11/20 »
There must many people with reason to be grateful to him. His legacy will long out live his impressive age.
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

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Re: Hamish McInnes
« Reply #2 on: 09:30:32, 28/11/20 »
I recently watched this documentary about him,available on iPlayer currently till tuesday..
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hp3m/final-ascent-the-legend-of-hamish-macinnes


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Re: Hamish McInnes
« Reply #3 on: 11:45:09, 28/11/20 »
He lived a very full life and achieved much.


I started watching the documentary but the style just didn't 'click' with me.
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Re: Hamish McInnes
« Reply #4 on: 08:03:30, 30/11/20 »
He led a rescue team to bring a friend of mine off Bidean nan Bian after he broke his ankle in an avalanche. The other bloke, who'd run down the hill to raise the alarm (pre-mobile phones), and is usually the boss of things, was told by MacInnes to stay down by the road and wait. For once in his life, recognising MacInnes's authority, he did.

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Re: Hamish McInnes
« Reply #5 on: 17:09:41, 04/12/20 »
It was Hamish's funeral today and for obvious reasons could only be a family affair.
Neighbours and friends however lined Glencoe village to pay our respects.
There were many well known faces from the climbing fraternity and quite a few search
and rescue dogs and handlers from throughout Highland region were there.
A piper lead the cortege through the village. It was quite touching to see two McInnes
ice axes and crampons on top of his coffin................RIP old friend.