I have added this short piece as I have a fe who follow my blog overseas and many know the Skye Mountain Rescue Team. I love Skye and made many pals over the years with the Mountain Rescue Team. Skye is an incredible place and I have huge respect for the Mountain Rescue Team
I was down South and have just caught up with the sad news about Stuart Ashtons death in the mountains of Kintail. It will be a very hard time now for Stuart’s family and friends and the Skye Mountain Rescue Team my condolences to Tania and the family.
From the Skye Facebook page
“It is with great sadness and regret that Skye MRT wish to announce the recent death of one of its most valuable and respected team members: Stuart Ashton. He lost his life in the pursuit of something he was most passionate about. Stuart touched the hearts of everyone he came into contact with. He was always smiling and always enthusiastic. His passing has left a void that will be very difficult to fill.
Stuart’s commitment to Skye MRT, SARDA Scotland and Scottish Mountain Rescue was second to none.
Skye MRT would like to offer Stuart’s family, and especially Tania, their support and dearest
STAND DOWN buddy, we will miss you.
We’d also like to thank Kintail MRT, Skye and Lochalsh Police and the Cluanie Inn for their understanding, help and support.”
There is also a great write up in the local Press and Journal Newspaper.
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may your God hold you in the palm of his hand.