Monday, 12 March 2018
Beinn Dubh. Luss Hills. Loch Lomond Islands Photo Gallery.
A beautiful afternoon one weekend in autumn just gone (early November 2017) enticed me out after a morning of dull conditions and light drizzle. With only a few hours to play with I picked the easy option of Beinn Dubh, 643 metres, above the village of Luss, as this hill has unrivaled views over Loch Lomond's Islands.
For those interested in a more in depth exploration of Loch Lomond's islands in detail my book Autohighography has a full chapter on them during an action packed weekend camping trip visiting them by small boat, water wings, and kayak with a host of unsavory characters. It also has another chapter detailing an equally exciting and hopefully humorous backpacking trip over the high Pyrenees in summer weaving a delicate high level line between France and Spain, taking in several notable mountain summits and dimly lit booze boutiques on the way. This journey ended by traversing the magnificent Ordesa canyon, one of Europe's deepest gorges, then a climb up the slopes of Monte Perdido ( the lost mountain) 3,355 metres or 11,007 feet, during a memorable continental romp of scorching sunshine and violent thunderstorms, climaxing spectacularly on one of the limestone giants of Spain before returning to France over a high mountain pass.
Simply click Autohighography: 'A Tale of Summits and Sinners' book link on side bar of this blog for the usual free fun filled first chapters intro.
Which is where this stunning video comes in. A magnificent winter ascent of the same area/gorge/mountain giant and well worth a look full screen. Breathtaking scenery, frozen waterfalls and world class summit views that really deserves an audience and much more acclaim. Only eight minutes long but skillfully edited and far better than most things on TV recently.