ALL PHOTOS CLICK FULL SCREEN.A quick post this time as I'm having major problems with either my phone line or broadband connection and it keeps cutting off. This is the third time I've tried to post this. Arran. 4:00am start for poor Bobby to get over to Graeme's house for the 7:00am ferry. Beinn Bharrain ridge. Sunrise from Ardrossan Harbour above. Myself, Alex, Graeme and David in one car to save on petrol. Bus from Brodick pier to Pirnmill where the walk starts. Buses run to meet each ferry coming in. £5:40 for all day ticket which means you can go back via Blackwaterfoot and have a tour round the island if you have time after doing the hill.
Lots of flies swarming about in an annual mating ritual.
Glided a bit like May flies in sweeping upward movements.
Good views over to A Chir ridge and Goatfell.
Zoom of the main Arran ridge looking very "Lost World" All that's missing here is tropical jungle and King Kong. Primeval wilderness at this distance. Never seen it from this direction before.
The old man has still got it...but only just! I cant talk...I climbed this high step like an elephant seal as holds were nowhere to be found on the slab above. Easy but awkward.
Smooth grass covered most of the summit slopes.
Video is a recent TV series I enjoyed about Birmingham in 1919 just after the First World War and one family group's ruthless rise from the slums of Small Heath where they operate as illegal back street bookmakers to gain a foothold and legitimate control of the cities racecourses through fear, intimidation and cunning. Great music, good acting, and period detail made this very watchable. Series two should be on soon and if it's as good as series one I'll be glued to it.