Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Blowing Hot and Cold

Yesterday, while Mercury was in transit across the sun and the temperatures were high throughout Britain - including at Camas Daraich (above) in the south of Skye - it was time to reflect on contrasts. Late last month a party of four hill-climbers had to be winched to safety from a ledge on nearby Bla Bheinn (below). They had misjudged the terrain, the temperatures, wind-speed and fading daylight. The West Highland Free Press covered the incident.

Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of delights and dangers
Digital Edition: there to be winched from the internet

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