Robert Durran

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I love all types of climbing. Probably still an alpinist at heart, but currently enjoying a 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.

Location
Scotland

Best Climbing Experience
Watching the sunset at the end of a hard day's climbing on Mingulay.
Hands full of warm Reiff sandstone.
Grasping the jug on the lip of Burning Desire.
Soloing multiple classic V's in a weekend on Ben Nevis when I was young and foolish.
Sitting on the summit of Jebel Rum in the cool of the evening watching the swallows circling on the updraughts.
Alone at midnight on the windless summit of Mont Blanc after a wonderful solo of the Innominata Ridge.
Never, ever having to go near the Eiger again.

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.


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Interests Outside Climbing
Running
Reading
Thinking

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

The Fascist and Me

The Fascist and Me
© Robert Durran

Snow Lake, Biafo Glacier, Karakoram

Snow Lake, Biafo Glacier, Karakoram
© Robert Durran

Does it get any better than this?

Does it get any better than this?
© Robert Durran

The lightest touch of dawn's rosy fingers.

The lightest touch of dawn's rosy fingers.
© Robert Durran

Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack

Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack
© Robert Durran

Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam
© Robert Durran

Beinn Mor Coigeach

Beinn Mor Coigeach
© Robert Durran

Greenland Reflections

Greenland Reflections
© Robert Durran

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I've voted for 1,124 photos, average vote 4.7.
(84% superb - 4% good - 4% average - 2% poor - 3% rubbish)

Anything Else We Should Know
I recently bought a sea kayak. It is very beautiful and I must get out in it more.


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