Burnmoor Lodge Club

The Passing of Andrew Vine


The Burnmoor Lodge Club is sad to report the death of one of its members, Andrew Vine, while climbing in Scotland.

Andrew, 41, from Manchester, was caught in an avalanche on the West Face of Aonach Mor, a Munro near Lochaber, on 28 February.

Despite being badly injured in the avalanche his climbing partner managed to walk to the nearby snowsports centre to raise the alarm.

After a lengthy search involving coastguard helicopters and more than 800 volunteer hours from mountain rescue teams across Scotland, Andrew's body was recovered by Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team on 8 March.

The Club extends its condolences to Andrew's wife, family, friends and climbing partners.

We also offer our sincere gratitude to Lochaber Mountain Rescue for their efforts to help Andrew and the many other people who suffer accidents, injuries and other misfortunes on the hills and mountains of the West Highlands. They rely on donations to help cover their costs -
please consider making one.

The Manchester Evening News has carried a tribute to Andrew from another mountaineering club that he was a member of
here while outdoor activity website grough has more details about the incident here.