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David Paterson

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The death of a friend
« on: November 24, 2020, 20:06:22 »
First I want to apologise to everyone for my total lack of activity on the forum; my health is not great at the moment and I'm doing very little photography

Also, I want to draw the forum's attention to the death a great man - photographer, cinematographer, prolific author, climber, mountaineer, mountain rescue expert, inventor, technical/safety consultant to the movie industry, incl.  a substantial amount of work for the likes of Clint Eastwood -  all this and much more, a true polymath.

Hamish MacInnes was a friend to many, and it didn't matter to him if you were rich and famous, or just an ordinary Joe; if you were genuine so was he, with everyone. I count myself very fortunate to have had him as a fairly close friend for the past 20 years. He died at the weekend from complications following a fall in his house - he wasn't young - 90 - and had other serious health issues.

He was an excellent photographer, and probably would have made his mark ( no pun intended!) there as well; but he simply lacked the time to devote to it - he was a very busy person. An American mountaineering friend called Hamish "The Great One" without any irony or taking the mickey - such is the effect Hamish had on many people; including me.

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 20:35:14 »
Sorry for your loss

I'm reading about Dr. McInnes on the internet

And I wish you get well soon
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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 01:02:39 »
I immediately went to Google... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamish_MacInnes

On my sole extensive visit to Scotland, I visited Glen Coe... now I got one more reason for appreciating this place.
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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 04:15:15 »
Sorry for your losing your friend--so hard I know. Have missed your sharing of images and have worried a bit not seeing your posts--pray your health takes a good turn.
Tim Becraft

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 05:33:31 »
Sorry David to hear of the loss of your friend.  I think that 2020 has been a horrible year for us all, especially when those that we are close to die.

I hope that your own health picks up soon.
Hugh Gunn

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2020, 07:48:34 »
David, I feel sorry to know about the passing of the friend you respected.  Hope the loss wouldn't affect your spiritual or health conditions.
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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2020, 08:05:18 »
Life has many hills and dales and losing a friend like you have Dave is a deep one.
Sad to hear of your loss.

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2020, 10:34:10 »
The death of a friend

who may understand

but

freedom  and whiskey.

My sympathy for your loss

i read on him on the internet

Cheers

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2020, 10:53:24 »
No need to apologise Dave! Stay safe and may you health improve - Condolences and best wishes
Erik Lund

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2020, 14:24:18 »
I am sorry to learn of the death of your friend, what a great man he was.

I hope your health improves and you can get out shooting soon.
Anthony Macaulay

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 08:10:41 »
Sorry for your loss, David. He was a great man what I learned when I read the articles about his life.

 I hope you are soon able to photograph again.

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2020, 08:25:39 »
You've had a great privilege in knowing and being friend of mr. Macinnes. His death went largely unnoticed except in mountain climbing groups. I have used his Cairngorms climbing guide (Scottish Climbs) and his fantastic ice axe (Macinness-Peck Terrordactyl), which kept me safe -and alive- on the scottish winter icefalls. One of my heroes, one of the few extreme climbers who survived their climbing days.

https://heavywhalley.wordpress.com/2018/01/05/ice-axes-the-macinnes-peck-terror-and-the-classic-chouinard-zero-axe-and-hammer/

Sorry for your loss, hope your health will improve

Ciao from Massimo


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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2020, 10:22:08 »
Great man, may he Rest In Peace.


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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2020, 11:59:48 »
Great man, may he Rest In Peace.


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For a moment i thought Ginger Baker!

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Re: The death of a friend
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2020, 12:05:44 »
For a moment i thought Ginger Baker!

I interviewed Ginger Baker during his last tour to Japan a few years ago.  His character was quite opposite of what Dave described about Mr. MacInnes...
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