Darrin Frew » Tribute » Tom Weir: One Final Hike
I have never been a fan of the indie popsters Aberfeldy but they did record a song called 'Tom Weir' and this gives me the tenuous link I require to post something about as far removed from pop culture as you can possible get.
The subject of Aberfeldys song, the one and only Tom Weir, was a great personal inspiration to myself and it was with great sadness that I read of his death last week, aged 91.
Tom was born into one of the poorest areas of
After serving in the Second World War as an artillery officer in the battle for
He spent most of his life thereafter promoting and protecting the wild places of
Tom, who was still climbing mountains well into his eighties, didn't believe in heaven and it's perhaps just as well for if anyone belonged wholly to the Scottish soil it was him.
Unending thanks Tom.
Tom Weir 1914 - 2006.