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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

In The Clouds


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“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” ~ John Muir.

Whilst I get vertigo if I get on the lower rungs of a stepladder himself enjoys mountain walking mainly in the Lake District and North Wales. These photos make me feel dizzy just looking at them ! Please click on the collage for the bigger picture. You can see himself trudging through the snow top left and also in the middle photo, bottom row. His biggest high to date has been successfully completing The Three Peaks Challenge for a charity fund raiser. This involves climbing the highest three mountains in England, Scotland and Wales - these are Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon respectively. The challenge must be completed in the space of twenty four hours including travelling time. I was there with a kiss and a foot bath when he got home :)

Why don't you meander over to ABC Wednesday for more musings on the letter M.


  1. I feel queasy just looking at those pictures. Heights are not my thing! It must be very exhilarating for those who have a strong stomach.

  2. The Lake District i very beautiful. Although I have not walked in the mountains there, I can well understand his fascination.

  3. Bet the feet took a battering. That would have been a strong foot bath me thinks!


  4. Ooh, ooh, pout! I would LOVE to go walking in the Lakes District. I adore your photos! (And Man Mountain reminds me of a really old Bow Wow Wow song!)

  5. Ooooh, that is a pice of gorgeous nature. I would love to walk those mountains.

  6. M...Magnificient, lovely photos Anna and wow when you enlarge them.



  7. Lovely mountains! I like looking up at them...instead of down from them!

  8. I'd love to be able to do that, too, but within 24 hours? Whooee...that'd be tough! :D

  9. Lovely m for montage too. So many mountains to climb.

  10. Heights and I aren't great friends either, but these are glorious pictures. Perfect choices for the letter M.

  11. I got dizzy just looking at these pictures! I prefer to stick to level ground, but I admire anyone with the courage to tackle such a challenge. And you were Magnanimous to provide a footbath for him at the end:)

  12. I really regret for not visiting the lake district when I was studying in Nottingham about 25 years ago!Now I can only enjoy the photos you have taken. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hi Thanks for sharing these it is a lifetime ago since I walked in the Lakes, one photo looks like Striding Edge but I guess there are many similar.


  14. You have wonderful shots here - particularly that middle one in the bottom row! Fine post.

  15. ABCers over to you soon !

    Easygardener - we're together on this one :) Those who can cope with heights just don't understand !

    He was indeed weary Rob and it was not just the feet that needed a good long soak :)

    The Lake District is beautiful Monica albeit a little crowded at times :)

    I am not sure where any of the photos are Joanne - one mountain looks much the same as the other to me:) Himself was not here to ask so will ask him when he's about :)


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