Saturday, 1 September 2018

On top of things

I've been a bit quiet online lately, as we're touring Scotland (yes, again). As we prefer the more remote places, internet access tends to be limited.

A few days ago we climbed up a mountain – something I've wanted to do for a long time. It was a fabulous, though exhausting, day.

We choose Ben Wyvis. That's it – right behind that rainbow – the evening before our climb.

Thankfully visibility was better the next morning.

Proper mountaineers might not think much of our efforts, but reaching the top (it's 1046 metres) was plenty challenging enough for me.

I look like I've climbed a mountain, don't I?

While I've been off travelling, friends have kept me supplied with information.

Thanks to Alyson for telling me about this free to enter writing competition. And to Beatrice for the details of this publication opportunity.

And of course to Gary for getting me up there.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - lovely to see you both - and what a stunning place to climb. Beautiful views ... and how lovely you've been 'up up and away' from the milling crowds ... cheers Hilary

Maria said...

What an achievement, well done both...

Fay Knowles said...

Gorgeous photos, Patsy! Makes me nostalgic for dear old Scotland, the country of my birth. And thanks for the link to the writing competition. You're still thinking of other writers even while on holiday!

Annalisa Crawford said...

The Scottish mountains I've climbed have always had very obliging paths. There's no way I'd be able to use ropes and dangle off things! Love the pics.

Patsy said...

@ Hilary. It was lovely – better than I managed to make it look in the photos.

@ Maria. Once I recovered, I did feel a teensy bit pleased with myself.

@ Fay. We start feeling nostalgic after a few months away from Scotland and start scheming to go back again.

@ Annalisa. No ropes or dangling for us either. That would almost certainly go horribly wrong.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Wow...that was a great horizon. Worth the climb.

Carolb said...

Wow, climbing mountains now, well done.