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Vale Doug Scott 8-Dec-2020 At 5:17:16 AM MisterGribble
Sad news from the UK, Doug Scott passed away overnight.

Truly a giant of world mountaineering, he was an early adopter of alpine techniques in Himalayan climbing, his ascent (and notably descent) of the Ogre is one of the great stories of survival on par with Shackleton and he made the first British ascent of Mt Everest in 1975 with Dougal Haston on Chris Bonington's South West Face expedition, they were remarkably the 49th and 50th climbers to summit the peak. "Great climb, that, kept me going for months"

A truly high achiever and a remarkably modest man with it,

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