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Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 10:11:20 am
Just seen that Andy Pollitt has died suddenly from a brain haemorrhage .  :'( :'(

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#1 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 10:16:39 am
Get out.. where've you seen that? (googling brings up nowt)

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#2 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 10:17:57 am
Paul Pritchard posted on Twitter and this was confirmed with more detail on the Footless Crow Facebook group.

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#3 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 10:21:00 am

 :(

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#4 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 10:36:47 am
That's awful :-(

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#5 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 11:10:51 am
nooo. RIP :( :(

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#6 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 11:30:35 am
Sad news, RIP Andy

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#7 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 11:35:12 am
Fuck fuck fuck. I feel very old.

40 years ago in the Tremadog barn...


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#8 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 12:01:17 pm
What can one say? I communicated with him a little after I reviewed his book (which is highly recommended, if you haven't read it): he seemed honest and accepting of how his life had changed in recent years (the book is searingly honest), still funny, self-deprecating, a little sentimental perhaps for the past but, it seemed to me, not in a way that was angry or regretful. It was good to be in touch with him again, and good to have known him.

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#9 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 12:08:46 pm
RIP, a real legendary character.

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#10 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 12:12:46 pm
Yeah, sad that.

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#11 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 12:42:47 pm
Sad news. I climbed a fair bit with Andy and Patrick Edlinger in Australia many years ago - both now gone.

RIP Andy


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#12 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 01:09:57 pm
https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/ukc/andy_pollitt-712344

"We posted earlier today announcing that Andy Pollitt had passed away, following information received through email and posted online. We have since been informed that Andy is still on life support, which is due to be turned off tomorrow (Melbourne time). We apologise for incorrectly reporting the news and our thoughts are with Andy's friends and family."

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#13 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 01:32:11 pm
Awful news. I recently finished his book - What a character. From interviews I've read he sounded like a real gem - such a positive guy.

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#14 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 02:06:43 pm
Bloody horrible news.

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#15 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 02:13:01 pm
Very sad news. One of climbing’s great characters

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#16 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 02:49:04 pm
Fuck... That's terrible.

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#17 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 03:08:00 pm
https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=22087

Enjoy his pearls of wisdom from when he graced us with his presence.

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#18 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 06:25:31 pm
That is sad news. A great climber, really led the line on bold climbing for a while.

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#19 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 07:09:53 pm
Really sad news. R.I.P. Andy.

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#20 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 07:36:33 pm
Sad sad news.

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#21 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 12, 2019, 10:10:22 pm
Andy was one of my heroes when I started climbing. The pictures of him on The Bells and Klinean Envy epitomised what I wanted to become as a climber. A very sad day for the climbing world.

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#22 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 15, 2019, 07:22:08 pm
Basher, the Bens (Boy Ben and Scottie Ben) and Jerry have organised a kind of memorial do/wake at the Mowbray, just down the road from the Foundry, on 1 December.

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#23 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 15, 2019, 07:34:12 pm
Really sorry that I'm not going to be able to make it. I'll be thinking of you all, and Andy.

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#24 Re: Andy Pollitt
November 17, 2019, 05:01:56 pm

 

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