Scotland 2006 photos: first batch

Before putting anything on, I will put a few of my better photos up here. I used my film camera for the shots I hoped would turn out more artistically. These digital shots are meant more as a documentation of the excursion. These are all from the ‘Five Sisters of Kintail’ hike that we did on Friday.

First Scotland ascent

When we first got out of the minibus on Friday morning, I joked that we were about to climb the steep rise in front of us. We then went on to do exactly that: through the fog, with one backpack dropped and recovered from at least 100m below before we reached the first ridge.

Scotland ridge

Here we are atop that ridge. On account of the fog, we didn’t get much of a view for quite a while.

Bruno leading on the ridge

Bruno and Andrew leading along the ridge.

Study in lichen

Ecology on Scottish mountain tops is a study in grasses, lichen, and perhaps sheep.

Bruno near a rockslide

When the fog did clear a bit, we got a close up view of the legacy of glaciers upon the Scottish Highlands.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

3 thoughts on “Scotland 2006 photos: first batch”

  1. Hi,I loved looking at your treking adventure to the mountain top! It was breathtaking at times,I particularily liked the heartshape of the river from the top.
    Keep taking photos so everyone can enjoy.
    Many thanks

  2. Vicki,

    Thanks for your kind comments. I will be sure to post some images from when I am hiking in Wales in a month’s time.

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