Tall Stories

Andy Jackson a Biography
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BY: Ronald Cameron
ISBN: 978-1-906095-08-6
EDITION: first
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008
FORMAT: 200mm x 230mm, 144 pages in full colour
AVAILABILITY: in print

£14.99

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Andy Jackson’s death in December 2004 robbed the Scottish outdoor scene of an extraordinary personality. In this celebration of a truly inspirational life we follow Andy on kayaking adventures in Norway, Nepal, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Iceland, Turkey, Chile and of course his native Scotland.
Stories and articles from Andy himself, his friends and family recount his adventures with all the joie de vivre he showed; as a campaigner, kayaker, skier and paraglider. From his scrapes with the ‘Polis’ and authorities to his worldwide catalogue of first descents. Above all Andy will be remembered for his ability to befriend and inspire everyone he met.

Ronald Cameron

Ron is a crofter, adventurer and author of a number of school history books and various magazine articles (in both Gaelic and English). Ron befriended Andy Jackson in Tain, Easter Ross when Andy was 19 and he was 43.

Ron’s rates his best climb as the West Face of Mt Kenya: on the 7th ascent with John Temple. His best river trip as the Affric with AJ and Bridget c.1995. And he rates skiing the West Face of Aonach Mòr with AJ alongside Toubkal (Morocco) and Gran Paradiso (Italy).

He was stupid/smart enough to rent Andy a house for about six years. Sometimes he thinks he should have stuck to climbing but paddling and skiing with Andy was a life enhancing experience.


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