Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Clachnaben 2.05.05

2 years ago today 2 mates and me tabbed it up my first 'serious' hill: Clachnaben (link).

"Is this a Munro?", "no, they are over half that again" comes the answer".

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"Does this count as scrambling?", again "no, that is more serious than that".

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We didn't go to the summit, it was too windy, snacking on sandwiches between the lower rocks. Afterwards, I had some twinges in my knee coming down, and noticed people using walking poles. FJ, who knows about these things, suggested that I might benefit from one. Imagination fired, and much chatted about, I photoshop up this endispiece to the day.

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Did I take the healthy option in heading outdoors? Compare above with this leaner version, described as having "the look of the hunter about him".