Mick in­ducted into moun­tain cul­ture hall of fame

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE LAT­EST in­ductee to the Ex­cel­lence in Moun­tain Cul­ture Hall of Fame has been named as Mick Tighe, who has been called a ‘stal­wart’ of moun­taineer­ing.

The Fort Wil­liam Moun­tain Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers made the an­nounce­ment af­ter mem­bers of the pub­lic nom­i­nated him.

Mike Pescod, chair­man of the High­land Moun­tain Cul­ture As­so­ci­a­tion, or­gan­is­ers of the fes­ti­val, said: ‘Mick em­bod­ies the spirit of moun­taineer­ing per­fectly, from its slightly re­bel­lious side to its so­cial and cul­tural side.

‘Mick has ded­i­cated his life to moun­taineer­ing and has helped count­less oth­ers do so as well. It was Mick who first came to res­cue me af­ter an ac­ci­dent 11 years ago so it is on a very per­sonal level that I say I am de­lighted that Mick is the re­cip­i­ent of this year’s moun­tain cul­ture award.’

Mick owns his own busi­ness as a moun­tain guide and has also been a mem­ber of Lochaber moun­tain res­cue team for nearly 30 years.

He has also con­trib­uted to nu­mer­ous moun­taineer­ing pub­li­ca­tions and has per­haps the big­gest col­lec­tion of moun­taineer­ing mem­o­ra­bilia which he do­nated to form the Scot­tish Moun­tain Her­itage Col­lec­tion.

The in­duc­tion will be made as part of the Fort Wil­liam Moun­tain Fes­ti­val that runs from Fe­bru­ary 17 un­til 21.

Mick Tigh will be in­ducted into the hall of fame.

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