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2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 09:21:08 am
Sad news, winter climbing legend Andy Nisbet and super keen NW Scotland rock and winter climbing developer Steve Perry have died on Ben Hope.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/two-climbers-who-fell-scotlands-13963558

Condolences and sympathies to all their friends and families.

(This can be moved to RIP if seen appropriate but I think it's worth more than that).

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#1 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 09:22:17 am
Tragic. Nisbet always seemed indestructible.

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#2 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 09:36:38 am
Indeed, and ageless. He's always looked about 50 from age 30 until his death.

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#3 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 09:58:28 am
Yeah, saw this last night and just couldn't believe it. A huge loss.

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#4 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 10:46:08 am
Although I didn't know him his name has become one of those permanent fixtures in my mind, always associated with a steady stream of new routes and stories of Scottish winter climbing. It's oddly disconcerting and very sad to hear he's died, I somehow thought he was above all of that.

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#5 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 11:10:02 am
Very sad to hear. :(

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#6 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 12:21:35 pm
Shocked

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#7 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 12:48:53 pm
That's terribly sad... Bumping into Andy and Steve in the hills was one of the highlights of a magic trip a few years ago. Seems a smaller world this morning..

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#8 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 01:36:05 pm
Really sad news. 
Reminder none of us are invincible, staggering to believe two of the most experienced winter climbers died walking off. 

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#9 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 01:51:34 pm
Yeah. A bit of a 'base-jumper' moment for me where you wonder what margin any of us really have.

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#10 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 02:54:53 pm
I suspect the walk-off would be pretty hairy up there, even though they both knew the mountain well.

This is Steve belaying me, new-routing on the Far North coast, on a good fun trip up there - he was a really sound bloke and always a good laugh to do stuff with. I was hoping to climb more with him and meet up on his home turf of Todmorden too. RIP them both.


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#11 Re: 2 climbers dead on Ben Hope
February 07, 2019, 05:22:50 pm
Aw man, heard about the incident but never imagined...

RIP lads :wavecry: