Mick inducted into mountain culture hall of fame
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.