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Tricadam

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Hill walker and runner, winter climber, skier and inept but enthusiastic climber of easy rock

Location
Inverness

Best Climbing Experience
It's hard to choose among a number of epiphanic moments in Scotland's winter mountains: topping out into the sun from Hourglass Gully; a first winter lead in a blizzard on the East Ridge of Beinn a'Chaorainn; an unexpected solo of Curved Ridge; pulling over the top of a virtually unprotected crux pitch of Aonach Dubh's Number 6 Gully - my first proper lead on ice, taking a pal on his second winter climb - and hysterically eating snow on the subsequent long, long descent of Coire nan Lochan; finally getting down from the Second Platform of NE Buttress in the dark after Minus Two; everything about Tower Ridge, both times; Orion Direct: pitch after pitch of icy joy; Scabbard Chimney: the perfect mixed climb and a tremendous, if costly, abseil; pulling onto the roof of Scotland from Indicator Wall into blazing May sunshine and sharing the summit and its unsurpassable panorama with climbers, hillwalkers, families and Cuban tourists.

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About My Photography
Carrying a camera (which you're prepared to use) heightens attentiveness to the mountains, to light and land, to the present moment and to what may be about to happen. If that is revelation, there is then the puzzled attempt to make sense of it in the cold light of day, at home, on the screen, where - if you're lucky - you discover what it really was that you sensed was there.

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The Rough Bounds of Knoydart and beyond

The Rough Bounds of Knoydart and beyond
© Adam Archibald

Too close for comfort

Too close for comfort
© Adam Archibald

January sales open in Sneachda

January sales open in Sneachda
© Adam Archibald

In the hall of the mountain king

In the hall of the mountain king
© Adam Archibald

Engaging the Slit

Engaging the Slit
© Adam Archibald

Dining with a view on the wild edge of Knoydart

Dining with a view on the wild edge of Knoydart
© Adam Archibald

Skiing the edge of Knoydart

Skiing the edge of Knoydart
© Adam Archibald

One man and the mountain

One man and the mountain
© Adam Archibald

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