Two Climbers...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...on Buachaille Etive Mor, stopped to have my soup to warm my hands as well as my stomach, this find, warmed my heart too.
They're just left of centre standing alongside eachother atop a small ridge.

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Tags: Landscape and travel

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
24 Jan 2010 4:52PM
Fantastic image Dougie, such conditions and from a different position ! Figures add scale to this granduer. Ron.

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brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 4:58PM
Well - he is the "Mor", the big one, well shown with this image. I think it shows just how small we humans are in this splendid world and how unimportant... although we can do such huge damage to our world!
Excellent image, and good to see the little frame with the zoomed in peak!
polly470 7 25 8 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 4:59PM
Huge photograph ..... could look at it for ever..!
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
24 Jan 2010 5:00PM
must be mad.a cracking picture capital letters as i am eating a sandwhich while i type.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
24 Jan 2010 5:00PM
Climbing is not for me, a great picture showing the climbers

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
24 Jan 2010 5:00PM
Marvellously detailed shot of the summit, Dougie. I would, of course, never have spotted the figures without your pointing them out.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 5:03PM
super detail and you have some good eyes to spot them too.

24 Jan 2010 5:06PM
Ha ha well done on a great shot!
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.0k 1630 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 5:06PM
Like tiny ants in the landscape, extraordinary.
martin.w 15 483 22 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 5:32PM
Well spotted as they don't exactly stand out Smile
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 5:36PM
Fabulous detail Dougie. The Buachaille is justly celebrated for its beauty; it is also a magnet for climbers: they must be mad.
The climber on the left is trying to attract Danny's attention; he's probably after his sandwich.
Capital comment Bill.
Beautiful image. Stunning landscape well captured.
Caledonia 10 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2010 5:53PM
Another amazing shot've got great eyesight!
LesF 10 182 9
24 Jan 2010 5:56PM
Super mono Dougie and it evens looks so so cold specially in the large

derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 6:15PM
Super image Dougie.

MalcolmM Plus
11 675 5 Scotland
24 Jan 2010 7:25PM
Great mountain detail - well done to spot the climbers!
Richsr 10 91 223 England
24 Jan 2010 7:48PM
Good mono work Dougie - amazing to spot the climbers.
Regards Richard.
michaelcombe 7 46 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 7:49PM
This is an excellent shot, worthy of a few awards I feel.

Great - shortlisted and fav'd.

joolsb 12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
24 Jan 2010 7:51PM
Good grief! As if it wasn't hard enough climbing in Winter, they had to carry that huge red frame with them too!

Wink Grin
We build our climbers strong in Scotland Julian.
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
24 Jan 2010 8:42PM
Just makes you realise the Majesty of this mountain - great to have some scale, Dougie Smile

Would I like to get to the top? Yes!!!
Would I like to climb up there NO!!! Wink

F x
phillips 11 69 2 Scotland
24 Jan 2010 9:31PM
Have you had laservision or something!?

My optician reckons I have fighter pilot vision,(with the correct glasses). I can read the bottom line on the test chart.
Dominic5749 7 38 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2010 10:03PM
Great spot there!
And it gives you a great sense of scale of how big this beautiful mountain is, no wonder it got voted the top ten in the world for greatest views. Its an amazing place and can't wait to get up there in 2 weeks time.


JohnParminter 10 1.3k 14 England
24 Jan 2010 10:10PM
Brilliant Dougie for the light and tones, you would have got my user award for this if I hadn't given it out this week.

You should have made us search for the climbers though and posted the insert as a version ....... Wink

maryg 8 66 18 Scotland
24 Jan 2010 10:41PM
Cracking shot !
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
24 Jan 2010 10:49PM
Amazing you spotted them. Superb capture.........Sandy
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
25 Jan 2010 9:54AM
Superb spot Dougie and it is the icing on this slab of wonderful cake.... a mono MASSIVE !!
andy210966 9 4 119 Wales
25 Jan 2010 10:03AM
Great shot Dougie! Love the inset too which works really nicely in that it provides the detail and applies a geometric contrast to the chaos of the mountain. Terrific work!

25 Jan 2010 10:03AM
Great mono! Good to see a different view of the Buachaille. The climbers bring a real sense of scale and your photo has so much detail.
MikeA 12 1.3k England
25 Jan 2010 10:43AM
Great mono with the added interest of the climbers highlighted in the inset.
I would guess their movement brought the to your attention, its surprising how we stand out even in these great vista.
Sconz 9 9 1 Ireland
25 Jan 2010 10:55AM
Good detail and light Dougie, it suits the mono treatment. You must have been a hawk in a previous life with this great spot. I saw 2 climbers on this one night over Christmas, well I saw 2 torchlights anyway.

CathyI 12 344 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2010 12:02PM
Impressed by the photo and your eyesight! Smile Very wintery and atmospheric...
Camairish 11 1.4k Scotland
25 Jan 2010 7:30PM
Wonderful mountain photograph - shows Stob Dearg in all its menacing glory. I love the elimination of all but the top 1000 feet or so - concentrates wholly and purely on the features of the hill.

Personally I would have waited until the climbers reached the intersection of the thirds - I assume you were in a hurry Dougie ?!

Excellent, Ian.
25 Jan 2010 10:55PM
Cracking image Dougie, would look great as a large print.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
31 Jan 2010 6:00PM
Went to see Doug Scott today Dougie, all those memories of Everest ! Ron.
Many thanks Ron, I do like this image, your award makes it even sweeter too, might just have this printed.


Must have been a grand meeting Ron, King of the Hill, and you're no slouch yourself Sir.
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 7:36PM


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