The Old Man Of Storr

Inappropriate Footwear

Inappropriate Footwear

The second day out on my own was a good day for a visit to the Old Man Of Storr. I have driven past him a few times, and even cycled past, about 35 years ago, but never went up there to pay my respect. Now I know that there is a path up to the Old Man and that it does not require mountaineering skills, but it does make sense to put on some walking boots. While going up I met this young lady going very gingerly on her way down. Later on, when I was on the way back a guy was coming up and, I kid you not, he was wearing flipflops! Not the kind of outdoor, walking kind, no proper, thin, rubber flipflops.

Anyway, I was glad to have good boots as the path was rocky and steep in places.

 

 

 

 

 

To get the view with Loch Leathan in the background I had to walk a bit further, past the Needle.

The Old Man Of Storr And The Needle

The Old Man Of Storr And The Needle

 

The Old Man Of Storr And The Needle #2

The Old Man Of Storr And The Needle #2

 

A bit further south, after walking through The Sanctuary, is a nice vista of the Loch and Raasay in the background.

Loch Leathan And Raasay

Loch Leathan And Raasay

 

On my way back I saw a guy getting a few yards up The Old Man, I don’t think he got any further though. It has been climbed (first in 1955), but as the route is rated Very Severe I did not make an attempt this time…

The Old Man Of Storr

The Old Man Of Storr

 


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One Comment

  1. fred April 25, 2014 at 19:34 #

    Paaseiland op skey, mooi ruud

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