The British climbing community is reeling from news of the deaths of Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry on Ben Hope on February 5. All climbing accidents are tragic, but this one cuts deep to the core of who we are and what we do. Andy Nisbet was the undisputed figurehead for Scottish winter climbing and his sudden passing is almost impossible to comprehend. Andy Nisbet has made over 1000 first ascents. Also, the first ascnet of „Pension Plan“ (V, 7) at the Beinn Eighe in March 2007.

Here’s an obituary from Simon Richardson:

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