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Title: RIP Doug Scott
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 10, 2020, 11:51:36 pm
I have just learned that one of the greatest climbers this country, if not the world, ever produced has died.
RIP Doug.
https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/doug_scott_obituary_-_1941-2020-13229
As a keen rock climber and wannabe mountaineer in my younger days, I used to devour stories about Doug and his peers.

Title: Re: RIP Doug Scott
Post by: Pingu on December 11, 2020, 12:28:15 am
 :(

So soon after Hamish MacInnes  :(
Title: Re: RIP Doug Scott
Post by: rr on December 11, 2020, 12:35:51 am
one of my heros. Met him at the Don Willans memorial bash, I seem to remember he had a few beers.
Title: Re: RIP Doug Scott
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 11, 2020, 08:39:03 pm
Reading through some articles about Doug and his pals, I remembered Diugal Haston. Looking at pictures of him got me wondering if he was ever an instructor at Outward Bound Loch Eil?
I did a 2 week stint there and one of my instructors looked spookily like Dougal.
The thing is, I can't remember the dates. It was within a year of leaving school and was in December or January- very cold solo overnighter (minus lots apparently) and, during our ice climbing lessons on ben nevis, the breeze picked me up and parked me in another instructors lap.
Now trying to remember if I left school in 1976, 77 or 78....
Title: Re: RIP Doug Scott
Post by: mark on December 12, 2020, 01:25:08 am
Wikipedia states that Haston was director of the International School of Mountaineering in Switzerland from 1967 until his death in 1977. He was also a consultant for the movie "The Eiger Sanction" in 1975. Doesn't sound like he had much time to teach Outward Bound classes.
Title: Re: RIP Doug Scott
Post by: rr on December 23, 2020, 12:33:39 pm
Wikipedia states that Haston was director of the International School of Mountaineering in Switzerland from 1967 until his death in 1977. He was also a consultant for the movie "The Eiger Sanction" in 1975. Doesn't sound like he had much time to teach Outward Bound classes.
Iirc the international school of mountaineering relocated to Scotland for the winter.

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