Thursday, 24 January 2019

Adam Watson R.I.P.

Today the sad news of the death of Adam Watson was announced. Mountaineer, naturalist, conservationist, writer, expert on the Cairngorms Adam Watson has been a key figure in the Scottish outdoors field for many decades.

I never met him personally but I did attend a number of events at which he spoke. I particularly remember a rally in Glen Feshie protesting about the way the then owner was mismanaging the estate. Adam Watson have a fiery speech packed with passion and intellectual rigour.

His books are key for anyone wishing to understand the Cairngorms. I have several of them, my favourite being his SMC Guide, which I refer to often. I'll be reading it tonight.

For a much longer detailed account of Adam Watson's life and importance see this excellent piece by Bob Reid. 

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