Climb Every Mountain....
This weekend I'm on my own in our Ballater flat, as Hilary and Ruairidh headed off to Skye yesterday. They managed to climb the Inaccessible Pinnacle of Sgurr Dearg today despite iffy weather:
while I kept thinking that maybe I'd go for a walk only to have a monsoon-like downpour arrive. Ah weel.
The thing about the Inn Pinn (as it is colloquially known) is that it's the only Munro (Scottish mountain over 3000 ft in height) that needs a rope for its ascent. (Actually I have seen it done without but you need to be a bit crazy as it involves climbing backwards down the side in the photograph. Most folk abseil off this side.) I did it about 25 years ago with a group from the Bank of Scotland Hill Walking Club, guided by Martin Moran. Here is a more distant view giving some perspective on the whole affair. So congratulations to Hilary on adding it to her tally.
(Image by Judy Horacek, from Cath Tate cards)