Sunday 3 January 2010

Sad New Year News

Just got back from Nepal to be met with some sad news about the deaths of Will and Rupert on the Ben. I didn't know Rupert but a friend told me he was a great guy. I'd climbed with Will a few times and he was unfailingly good humoured and a pleasure to be around in the hills.

My abiding memory of him will be hanging off the penultimate belay on the Old Man of Hoy and giggling/shitting ourselves when Andy yelled down that when he placed gear in the crack he could see right through the entire stack.

We lost 2 good ones up there.