Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Climbing a mountain (quite literally)

Alright, so there's this small(ish) mountain about 15 minutes out of town, and someone sometime has went and turned it into a walking trail. My dad and I (and sometimes various other siblings and/or friends) like to go up for some exercise on the weekend. 

It's basically this trail of death and destruction that kills your legs and roasts them over an open fire. The first time I went up I couldn't believe that we were actually climbing this thing. So here are some pictures. Because pictures are cool. (Just like bowties are cool.)


The beginning of the path. At this point you think, oh, well this isn't so bad but then you realise that this is by far the easiest part of the trail. 

Looking up and realising oh darn it, that's the thing we're climbing. 

HOW IS THAT A TRAIL. It's like climbing Everest here, honestly. 

View from the top. 

Me being majestic and staring off into the sunset. 

But the walk is lovely, even if it is really hard. We try to go most weekends in the winter when the snakes aren't out and it isn't too hot. 

Have you ever climbed a mountain (no matter how small)? What's your favourite walking trail? 

8 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I've never climbed a mountain, but I've always wanted to. I loved your photos. Hiking is so much fun!

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  2. Huh, that's a really nice view! What elevation does the mountain go up to?

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    1. Yeah, it's one of my favourites. It's only about 150m/490 feet above the ground, which is a lot smaller than I thought it was.

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  3. ~breaks into Scottish accent~ OCH AYE AH'VE CLIMBED A FAIR FEW WEE MOONTAINS IN MA TIME, SOME O THEM NO SO WEE!

    Gosh, I make myself ashamed.

    But yes, as a resident Scot (minus the accent) I have quite a varied mountain experience.

    The sunset pictures are beautiful. Nice to spot the streak in your hair! XD

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    1. I do believe that was the BEST Scottish accent I've read. (If that makes any sense. (Which is does. (Don't question me.))) But dude, you did have an accent! In the video thingy you did a few months (weeks?) ago! It wasn't terribly strong, granted, but it was there. But that's pretty cool that you've climbed quite a few mountains, because mountains are cool.

      Thank you very much! Thanks for commenting! :)

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    2. Hahahaha thank you I suppose! XD
      But you think!?!! That is not a generally held opinion. My friends all think I'm vair English.

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    3. Yeah, you definitely had an accent. That's cool, though. Scottish accents are incredibly awesome :D

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