Wonderful article in the Mountain Bothies Association Winter newsletter – Jo’s Favourite Bothies

Last night I had a catch up on my admin and as always at this time of year there was a Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) Newsletter for the winter in amongst the cards. I was going to keep it for the new Year Mountaineering Meet at Glenshee but delved into it. I was amazed to read a humbling article by Brendan Cox about his wife Jo who was killed earlier this year. It was an amazing insight into a wonderful person  she was an incredible lady, mother, MP , humanitarian, campaigner and lifelong member of the MBA.

One of the bothies Jo loved - Sourlies, what a wonderful place.

One of the bothies Jo loved – Sourlies, what a wonderful place.

In it he list his wife’s favourite bothies and some of the wonderful journeys and adventures they had away from politics and Westminster. He explains so well the love of these places the characters they met and the hills they did, what an insight into a true love story. I will admit it brought a tear to my eye and deserves to be published on its own right it is an incredible piece of writing.

Out of this tragedy that shocked us all yet it was wonderful to read about the adventures of a normal couple away from the troubles and strife of politics. Thanks to Brendan for publishing such an article and explaining far more about your wifes life and her joy of living than any of the media tributes after her tragic death.

I wonder if Brendan will publish this for others to read?


Camusunary in Skye a place dear to my heart as well.

The article is copyrighted so I cannot re produce it in my blog but I would love to if I can get in touch with Brendan?

Can anyone help?



About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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