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Skye. September 1978. On the Cuillin Ridge

Of course we did have ropes and safety equipment but I was obviously being stupid for the camera!

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Skye, Loch Scavaig. Professor Norman Davies

July 1980, Skye. The Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland has a climbing hut here on Loch Coruisk, in the heart of the Black Cuillins. Professor Norman Davies is a fine accordion player!

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The Mad Burn, Black Cuillins, Skye

From a scanned slide. Shot taken in 1978.

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Loch Scavaig, Skye

Near our climbing hut. We booked this place a few times in the late 70s from the Junior Mountaineering Club of Scotland (JMCS) and had some terrific times here, especially on the Cuillin Ridge. A scanned slide from a series of slides that had become somewhat degraded. Most were useless, a few, such as this, still had a little merit in them so I decided to post.

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Walking up to the ridge. Black Cuillins, Skye

Taken in September 1978. I can't for the life of me remember exactly where this was! But I have made a guess that it was above Loch Coruisk and below Sgurr Alasdair. I think, even for 1978, the clothing and backpacks were already anti-deluvian! But then, we were VERY poor students! Scanned from a degraded slide.

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The Cuillin Ridge, Skye, scanned from a slide

The start of a walk to the ridge. The weather was fair on that day and we managed to traverse a good section of the southern end of the ridge. The northern section is seen on the skyline here..

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Loch Scavaig, Skye. Scanned from a slide

Possibly from July 1980, but I think more likely September 1978 as that is when all my other rescued slides are from. My 1980 Skye photos were mainly in print format and have gone awol! I did have a few slides from 1980 and I don't think I recall this boat being there in 1978. It is a (minor) puzzle to me. Memory is a fickle thing! I do recall, however that the scree-run (top left hand corner of this shot) was very good fun!

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Principe Pío metro and main line station. Madrid

Lots of lines here. I know!

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Skye 1978. Loch Coruisk (I swam in it; easily the coldest swim of my life!)

Loch Coruisk is an inland freshwater loch that is situated in the very heart of the Black Cuillins, an impressive granite horseshoe mountain range, the closet Britain gets to Alpine conditions. This photo looked good when originally taken in 1978 but I have had to heavily doctor it just to get something worth showing! Scanned from a damaged print.