Doug Scott RIP

Please can everyone i looked up to as a kid stop dying. Please. He’ll be best remembered for the first ascent of the SW face of Everest (with Dougal Haston), ‘that bivvy’ 100m below the summit of the same mountain, and for his pioneering ‘alpine’ approach to mountaineering. But. And it’s a huge but. His contribution to The Hunt Report on Outdoor Education in 1976, and, amongst others, @teambmc @mountainheritagetrust @alpine_club @uiaamountains @americanalpine The Mount Everest Foundation, and The Climbers Club have benefitted each and every one of us that climb or walk in the mountains. Moreover his deep deep understanding and care for mountain communities, and his work with @communityactionnepal has shone a light for us all to follow. That list of ascents. Those books. All of us who sat enraptured by his re-telling of his descent of The Ogre (him with 2 broken legs and Chris Bonington with smashed ribs) in 1977 at one of his lectures. “I never had any doibt to at i would get down, i just didn’t know how i was going to do it”. RIP Doug Scott 🙏

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