Inspirational Climber
July 7, 2006 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Tom Weir, climber, writer, broadcaster and cult figure, best known for the show 'Weir's Way' has passed away at age 91. Recently honoured for bringing Scotlands environment and its issues to public attention. I'll be climbing a munro in rememberance. RIP.
posted by Shave (11 comments total)
posted by johnny novak at 10:38 AM on July 7, 2006


A sad loss.

He even had a MySpace profile..
posted by Nugget at 11:19 AM on July 7, 2006

Fair Isle jumpers and MySpace profiles. The man truely spanned the generations.
posted by Shave at 11:58 AM on July 7, 2006

Got fond memories of watching his programmes, still being shown, usually in the early hours. Amazing guy.
posted by aisforal at 1:08 PM on July 7, 2006


Taught me more about Scotland than any schoolteacher.
posted by the cuban at 1:51 PM on July 7, 2006

He made me dig out my hiking boots more than once, and the same goes for lots of people I know. That's a fitting memorial for somebody who genuinely loved the outdoors and put that across perfectly. RIP.
posted by bonaldi at 2:23 PM on July 7, 2006


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posted by scruss at 3:26 PM on July 7, 2006

posted by Flitcraft at 4:38 PM on July 7, 2006

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posted by Len at 3:38 AM on July 8, 2006



You were a hell of a guy Tom. Inspiration to get up off my bum.
posted by bouncebounce at 6:50 AM on July 8, 2006

posted by brautigan at 10:10 AM on July 8, 2006

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