OT: Climbing Accident in Scotland


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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 7, 2019 - 03:57am PT
Apologies if you think this is an inappropriate post but I suspect there will be people on here who got to know Andy Nisbet over the years and might want to know about this.

Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
Feb 7, 2019 - 05:09am PT
Condolences to all who cared for Andy,
He sounds like Quite the prolific climber.
Here’s to a life well lived.

This is most definitely on topic.
Rest In Peace Andy.

Trad climber
Feb 7, 2019 - 05:48am PT

Andy Nisbet- Over 1000 FA's in Scotland-

65 years old

A Life Well Lived

sad to see the passing of another legend

Social climber
Feb 7, 2019 - 09:26am PT
hey there say, Fifer... say, please do not feel 'unsure' to post here...

you did very very well....

you never know if folks yes-- just might know him (them, as to steve perry, as well)...
(i am not a climber... was only a hiker) ...

and, if not... well, all climbers are brothers in the senses of 'knowing
how the life is' and loving the aspects that 'drew one near' to it all...

i will go learn about your friend...
and, my condolences to THEIR families and loved ones, as they
must go forward, without them... :(

thanks again, for sharing...
we can always learn from the life, of others...

oh my... as to the quote:
He [Andy Nisbet] was the most active prolific mountaineer that Scotland has ever produced...

David Whalley, Former RAF mountain rescue team leader

oh my:
Both were highly experienced and Mr Nisbet's appearance and climbing style earned him the nicknames "Honey Monster" and "The Droid".

did not want to leave him out...
Mr Perry, an accomplished hillwalker, mountain biker and climber, was originally from Lancaster and grew up in Todmorden in Yorkshire.

last quote:
as to the climb:

Mr McNeish said climbers knew there would be risks tackling Scotland's mountains in winter and the pair would have "managed the risks as well as they could".

"He has climbed over 1,000-plus new winter routes all over Scotland - his enthusiasm was dynamic.

"Never in the history of Scottish mountaineering has anyone been so prolific or enthusiastic and introduced so many to the mountains especially in winter."

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 7, 2019 - 11:50am PT
Born a Sassenach but his heart was in the Highlands.
He made the front page of BBC.com! Respect.
Bald Eagle

Trad climber
Feb 8, 2019 - 01:07am PT
This was desperately sad news and although I never met Andy, I had corresponded with him on a number of occasions regarding guidebook images + routes and he was always unfailingly kind and helpful.
This is a terrible loss to Scottish mountaineering so my sincere condolences to all of Andy and Steve's family and friends.

There is poetic eulogy by Dave Bathgate which has been used in memoriam to Andy and Steve and is especially poignant, which I suspect we can all relate to...

How do we Justify a life – Dave Bathgate.

How can we justify a life,
Spent sitting at the coal?
Or roaring at the stadium,
Foul ref, off side, goal.

And how do we justify the time
Spent sitting at the set?
Or in the boozer sinking pints,
Or placing one more bet.

And tell us how we justify,
The attitude today?
That even if we shirk the work,
We still expect the pay?

How can we justify a life
Without a plan or vision?
With never a constructive thought
No risks and no ambition?

And yet we sit and criticise
The spirit wild and free
Who climbs the highest mountains
And sails the cruellest seas.

Who plumbs the deepest oceans
Or explores the darkest caves.
Or has the crazy notion
to surf the biggest wave.

Blinded by security
We say they must be fools,
To shoot white water rapids,
Or fight fast whirlpool

But a true appreciation
Of life we will never know,
Till we have pushed our minds and bodies
As far as they can go.

And if death should overtake us.
Then death must have been due,
But there is no sting in death,
No sting for you.


Trad climber
Upland, CA
Feb 8, 2019 - 08:40am PT
The article is a fine tribute to both climbers.

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Feb 8, 2019 - 04:27pm PT
Thank you for sharing that, Bald Eagle.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 8, 2019 - 05:26pm PT
My heart goes out to the loved ones, families and friends of both men. May God keep you in this time of loss and know that we are praying for you. Best from the Super Topo Campfire!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 9, 2019 - 10:44am PT
deep respect for those climbers,
many of us recognize that it could have been us so many other times
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