Saturday, 21 October 2017

Ed Cotter has passed away.

I received the sad news today that Ed Cotter passed away. Ed will be remembered by many of us as an exceptionally good climber, the Father of Adventure Tourism, and a warm and supportive friend with an infectious sense of humour. 

I remember climbing Mt. McFettrick with him in 1991, being his boss at Franz in 1991 and a friend ever since. My daughters loved him and often talk of Ed at Anita Mckerrow's 21st, sleeping in our woodshed at Hokitika. You were an amazing man Ed. My condolences to the Cotter family.                      
                                                All photographs taken by Bob McKerrow

  R to L: Ed Cotter, John Nankervis, Chris Bonnington, Dave Bamford, Mike Browne and Colin Moneath.

                                   Ed Cotter left with Franz Josef mountain guide, Peter McCormack 1991.

                                                   Ed Cotter cutting steps of the Fox Glacier.

    Author Lyn McKinnon, Ed Cotter and Naila McKerrow ay my house. Lyn wrote a book on Ed Cotter.

                             Ed Cotter with his old climbing partner, George Low of Everest fame.

 Ed Cotter centre, Mike Browne left with Chris Jillet right. On a climb of Mount McFettrick.

                           Chris Bonnington left and Ed Cotter right at Chancellor Hit, Fox Glacier.

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