After the fall

We’d top-roped the route on Almscliffe Crag two weeks before; a breeze for Anthony, a struggle for me. This time Anthony was determined to lead. By rote we checked the harnesses and knots then up he went, sliding hexes and friends carefully into place, his protection against a potential fall. As Anthony climbed two of…

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Lake of Tranquility

Driving South from Skye, through Glen Coe and onto the expanse of Rannoch Moor, a nine hour drive ahead of us. Then, on the right, there’s the most tranquil scene. I’d missed it on the journey North; I never knew of this place. Lochan na h-Achlaise; the most beautiful loch in Scotland on a most beautiful…

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The Lonely Mountain – Buachaille Etive Mor

Head down against the wind and rain … mist obscuring the landscape  … and then the clouds lifts to reveal a reflection … Setting off in mist and rain across Rannoch Moor the bleakness of the day promised little chance for photography. Not for the first time I wondered why I had the weight of…

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