Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Saturday 28 August

Overcast but fairly bright today. The odd shower this evening, and not very warm.
Spent the afternoon watching two rock climbers ascending the rockface of Sron Uladail in Harris.

Picture courtesy Perpendicularprespective.com.
As you can see, the rock overhangs by no less than 30 metres / 100 feet, and stands 180 metres / 600 feet tall. The climb took more than 6 hours and involved some incredible stances, use of fingers, feet and balance, not to mention miles and miles of rope. The entire event was televised live from the foot of the rock, which is a good few miles off any road.

1 comment:

  1. Here the big rock to climb is El Capitan in Yosemite.... Not me though, lol... :)

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