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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.

Recent Postings

List all my recent posts.

Currently at number 2 in the Top 40 Posters.

Articles by Robert Durran

Interests Outside Climbing
Running
Photography
Reading
Thinking

About My Photography
I strive for a natural look which reflects the reality of being there. I hope I sometimes succeed.

Photo Gallery

The Cairngorms at Moonrise

The Cairngorms at Moonrise
© Robert Durran

The Fascist and Me

The Fascist and Me
© Robert Durran

Wild Lewis

Wild Lewis
© Robert Durran

The Cairngorms at Moonrise

The Cairngorms at Moonrise
© Robert Durran

Does it get any better than this?

Does it get any better than this?
© Robert Durran

Snow Lake, Biafo Glacier, Karakoram

Snow Lake, Biafo Glacier, Karakoram
© Robert Durran

Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack

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

The lightest touch of dawn's rosy fingers.

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

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Click to list photo comments written by me. (967 comments)
I've voted for 1,505 photos, average vote 4.7.
(88% superb - 4% good - 2% average - 1% poor - 2% rubbish)

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


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