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Archive for June, 1997

Colin Miles Davidson died June 15,1997 at his home in Madison, NH. After an extraordinarily active life, he was still planning publication projects while succombing to Lou Gehrig’s disease. After working in the huts in the mid ’60s, he became a rock climbing instructor at the EMS climbing school in North Conway; joined the American Alpine Club’s Andean Relief Expedition in May 1970 in response to the earthquake in Peru; spent several climbing seasons in Peru; became director of admissions and taught English and rock climbing at the White Mountain School in 1973; became a founder of the Mountain Rescue Service and served as its secretary for over 10 years; became a trustee of the Mt. Washington Observatory and a life trustee in 1994.

His publication career included president of Turnstile Publishing in New York; assistant group publisher Crain Communications, New York; partner Sherwin Dodge Newspapers, Littleton; associate publisher, New England Business, Boston; district sales manager, Yankee Magazine, Dublin; director of marketing, Carroll Reed shops, North Conway. Civic activities included economic development boards in the Mt. Washington Valley, supporting the arts, charitable trust and a grand prix horse jumping event. His true love was farming and breeding Highland cattle at his Ward Hill farm. He became editor of The Bagpipe, a world-wide cattle journal and was subsequently inducted into the Highland Hall of Fame in 1996. His family includes a daughter, Heidi and four sons, Carter, Charles, Colin and Jacob and his fiancee Anne O’Driscoll. Services were held in Littleton and memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Washington Observatory, PO Box 2310, N. Conway, NH 03860.

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