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Irvine Butterfield tributes

Irvine Butterfield

Irvine Butterfield


Irvine Butterfield, known to most walkers for his fine book ‘The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland’, died on 12 May.

As well as being the author of a book that drew so many to hill-walking, Irvine was a man who always tried to give something back to the mountains. He was the second secretary of the Mountain Bothies Association, was member number five and a director of the John Muir Trust, helped set up the Munro Society, and was a volunteer for the Mounteering Council of Scotland and campaigner for the Perthshire Alliance for the Real Cairngorms. In 2008 he became the fourth recipient of the John Muir Trust Lifetime Acheivement Award.

Obituaries have been written by:
Ed Douglas, Guardian
Kevin Howett, MC of S
Nigel Hawkins, John Muir Trust
Chris Townsend
Dave Hewitt (Angry Corrie editor)
Cameron McNeish

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