Whilst I do not agree with Memorials on the hills or wild places some have been there for many years and one the Assynt Crash is a grave where the crew are buried on the mountain at 2000 feet. I along with others and the War Graves Commission have a grave that will be looked after for years to come.
This is a big problem as many have a memorial and it soon gets forgotten especially if it is a wild environment. Attitudes have changed nowadays but these old sites/ memorials that are there and still mean a lot to relatives. Comments views are very welcome but please be aware there are still many relatives who feel strongly about these places.
This was the Memorial on the Beinn Eighe Propeller on the screes below the Triple Buttress. Sadly it now corroded badly needs something that will last; In my mind nothing will last in the mountain Environment. It was put up in 2001 when I was on Everest but is now getting into a state. I took a nephew up as I do every year to crash site and he was upset that memorial plaque was in a state. My thought’s now are maybe a wee memorial in stone maybe moved to the new Torridon MRT Base if they agreed when it is completed? It would be there for all to see for future generations and would be easily accessible. Any thoughts?
Any views and donations are always welcome to Torridon Mrt for their new Base.
Please remember that these places do mean a lot to the relatives even over 60 years later.