Robert Durran

I love all types of climbing. Probably still an alpinist at heart, but currently enjoying a frenzied middle aged rock resurgence in the fear that I might soon grow too old and weak to do all those routes I never got around to doing in my youth.....and increasingly into adventurous rock destinations.

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Best Climbing Experience
Watching the sunset at the end of a hard day's climbing on Mingulay.
Never having to go near the Eiger again.
Sitting on the summit of Jebel Rum in the cool of the evening watching the swallows circling on the updraughts.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Arguing against bolts being where they shouldn't be.
Pointing out to the ignorant that Gogarth is not quite as good as they make out.

Anything that brings back great memories or inspires future trips.

Recent Postings

Pulley effect on 14-Jun-15

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Interests Outside Climbing

About My Photography
Very reluctantly gave up slides and went digital, thus marrying my love of photography with my loathing of computers......
Hate gimmicky or unnatural photoshopped nonsense.
Have recently bought a really good camera and am enjoying getting to grips with it.

Photo Gallery
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Click to list photo comments written by me. (267 comments)
I've voted for 254 photos, average vote 4.3.
(71% superb - 8% good - 5% average - 4% poor - 9% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
I hate my skis and my bike and and I hate skiing and biking (though I am prepared to do so to approach a climb). I recently bought a sea kayak. It is very beautiful and I must get out in it more.

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