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Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending


by rockhopper » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:09 pm

Route description: Ben Aden, by Loch Quoich

Corbetts included on this walk: Ben Aden, Buidhe Bheinn, Sgurr a'Choire-bheithe, Sgurr nan Eugallt

Date walked: 29/05/2018

Distance: 65 km

Ascent: 4000m

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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby dogplodder » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:05 pm

Great photography and right to tell the full story. The delight of walking wild places is tempered by how easily a slip can become more serious. It's a thought though for solo walkers. My pal Kath died walking solo and the thought of her lying injured with no help at hand haunts me still.
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby yokehead » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:19 am

A few years ago a friend and I were heading round the base of Tryfan going to a climb when we met a couple who were searching for a relative who had been missing for 2 days, his car had been found in the valley. We thought should we help, but MRT were on an extensive search and we felt there was little we could do. We didn't do any more climbs that day though. It was a reminder of what can happen doing what you love, reinforced the next day when we sadly heard that his body had been found.

Your fine report highlights why we go to the hills and why we find it worthwhile, thanks for sharing it with us.
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:03 pm

Wonderful set of photos from a stunning area. That's such a sad ending and I am feeling for the friends and family of the walker.
I am glad you posted it, I am sure he wants to be remembered as a soul in the hills.
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:22 pm

Wow 😮 when you say an ‘early start’ you really mean it! 🤣 what was it 3.30am? From your photos it looks like it is so worth it to start the day by witnessing the sun rise 😊 Stunning pictures
So sad to hear about the gentleman you met.
RIP
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby dooterbang » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 am

Spectacular outing, astounding photos...no bad for an old fella like you :wink: :lol:

And hey, I'm 47 :)

Sad news about the walker that passed away.
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby mountain thyme » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:19 pm

Nice pics RH. Ive still those hills to do ... need to plan them soon :D

Sad news about the hillwalker :(
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:43 pm

Thanks all and for the reassurance - it's sobering to reflect on the incidents so many of us have come across

SAVAGEALICE wrote:when you say an ‘early start’ you really mean it! what was it 3.30am?
:lol: that's quite something coming from a postie ! :wink: :wink: was supposed to be 0300 but I held back until the rain stopped

mountain thyme wrote:I've still those hills to do ... need to plan them soon (
hope you get good weather - worth holding off for it - I see you haven't got too many to go now - cheers :)
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby JIMSTALKER » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:39 pm

I’m really glad that you submitted your report and relating your encounter with my brother. It has been a very sad time but Ian was doing what he loved in a most wonderful part of the country. I still recall my time there with him 30 years ago to the day walking through Knoydart as one the best adventures with him. The whole family appreciate the report and all comments made.
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby rockhopper » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:29 pm

JIMSTALKER wrote:I’m really glad that you submitted your report and relating your encounter with my brother. It has been a very sad time but Ian was doing what he loved in a most wonderful part of the country. I still recall my time there with him 30 years ago to the day walking through Knoydart as one the best adventures with him. The whole family appreciate the report and all comments made.

Many thanks for your post. I'm glad you have good memories and very much appreciate your comments. My thoughts and best wishes to you and your family.
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Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby LizBrown » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:07 am

I am so pleased you put this Walk Report up. As Ian’s sister it has given the family an insight into Ian’s last couple of days with the fantastic scenery and conditions in Knoydart. Your photographs are stunning. Ian did not suffer and sadly he died doing what he loved although his life was taken from him far too early. I knew he had a chat with someone up the hill that day through a mutual friend so thanks for your thoughts and lovely tribute and to all others who have posted their thoughts on this Report as well.
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:32 am

I understand totally why you may have misgivings about posting this report but you did the right thing. RIP to that poor chap and my thoughts go out to his family and friends. Some beautiful images that any mountain lover would enjoy.
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby rockhopper » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:37 pm

Liz, John - Many thanks for your comments and thoughts which are very much appreciated. Regards and best wishes.
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Re: Glorious Kinloch Hourn but with a very sad ending

Postby Wimpie » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:49 pm

It is indeed a great post. And i do understand the doubt after having experienced this sad thing.
One can only hope that the man died of natural cause and in this way died doing what he loved most.
My heart goes out to his family and relatives.
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