Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Ochil hills, Stirling

Two stops in one night... I made a mad dash up from Doune to Sheriffmuir and the Ochil hills behind Stirling to try and make the most of the pristine light and dramatic sunset to come. The orange glow as the sun skimmed the horizon was glorious, although it was a shame there were no clouds to catch the light and add some interest to the sky.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sir David Stirling Monument, near Doune

Just outside of Doune, Stirlingshire stands the Sir David Stirling Monument. Sir David Stirling founded the Special Air Service (SAS) at the height of World War II. The monument is quite impressive but no real match for the view north-west towards the highlands which is beautiful.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ben Nevis

It's well overdue but I finally got around to ascending Britain's highest mountain at the weekend. Ben Nevis stands at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) and attracts thousands of climbers and hillwalkers every year. There are two main routes up the mountain; the 'tourist route' or the 'north face route' which involves some scrambling or climbing depending on how you tackle it.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Climbing in Cambusbarron

I've wanted to get out for some rock climbing for ages but just haven't had the chance. Well, today the chance came up and I grabbed it. My good friend Dereck offered to take me out to a local quarry which is full of climbs of various difficulty. Luckily there were some nice and easy spots to get me into the swing of things.