Great Scots – Hamish McInnes

A Scottish mountaineer, explorer, mountain search and rescuer, author and mountain safety advisor to a number of major films.

He has been described as “The Father of modern mountain rescue in Scotland.”

The youngest of 5, he had climbed the Matterhorn by the age of 16, and had built his own motor car.

He designed the first all metal ice axe, and the short ice axe in the early 60’s.

He is recognised as having developed modern mountain rescue, setting up the Search and Rescue Dog Association and the Avalanche Information Service.

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