Tributes to 'Incredible Mountaineer' Who Died During Ben Hope Climb
Andy Nisbet, one of Scotland’s most revered mountaineers, has been named as one of the two men who died during a climb on Ben Hope in Sutherland earlier this week.
Leading Scottish climbers paid tribute to Nisbet, 65, and his climbing partner Steve Perry, 47, after police confirmed rescue teams had recovered both men’s bodies from the snow and ice-covered mountain, the most northerly munro (a mountain with a height of more than 3,000ft) in Scotland.
David Whalley, a climber and former RAF mountain rescue team leader, said Nisbet was the most experienced winter climber of his generation and an expert in finding new routes across munros, who had set new standards for mountaineering. Together, the two men had built up a formidable partnership in mapping new climbing routes.