What's So Special About The Black Cuillin Of Skye?

What's So Special About The Black Cuillin Of Skye?

Well, how long have you got? This paragraph from the introduction of the Skye & The Hebrides guidebook sums it up: If you love mountains then you will almost certainly love the Cuillin. A marriage between rock, water and sky, these are mountains unique in their ambience and configuration. A classic and near perfect horseshoe provides the finest ridge traverse in Britain, whose flanks give a host of climbs on some of the finest rock imagineable.

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The Arc'teryx photo shoot: what it was all for

The Arc'teryx photo shoot: what it was all for

In May I worked with Canadian photographer, Jordan Manley, on a photo shoot linked to the opening of the new Arcteryx shop in London (see previous blog posts from 20th May, 4th July, and 15th July). I was able to make a detour on my journey home from the Alps to be at the grand opening on 3rd September, where Jordan gave a presentation of our grand tour of the British Isles. You can read a transcript of Jordan's presentation here...

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Arcteryx photo shoot: the results

Arcteryx photo shoot: the results

Usually when I am guiding in the mountains, I take a few photos to give to my clients to remind them of the places we have been and the amazing things we have seen. The climbing is the main thing, and the photos are secondary. This work with Jordan was different: the climbing was very much secondary and the photos were what it was all about. It was a great experience for me, trying to help someone understand and capture places where I have spent my working life and people with whom I have shared my passion for the mountains.

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