Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Up a mountain

Yup, went up another one, this one in Aragó!  Long way to go to find a hill, but it seemed to be the one that was inspiring people!

Here's some pics:

Here we're at about 1800 meters.... working our way over to the refugee...


Met some goats


The refugee...I kept waiting for Hansel and Gretel to appear.


The next morning we got underway in the dark....so got to see the sun coming up over the mountains.  Not a bad way to start a day!


The stratification on the mountains was stunning...morning sun helps, no?


Onto the ridge, we went the other way.  It wasn't as narrow and dangerous as that makes it look.  I was a bit surprised when I saw the photos.


View from the top.  Love the ridgeline...so sharp.


We walked along this section back to where we climbed up onto the ridge.

The only weird thing about the walk for me was that I kept getting emotional.  I have had a couple of deaths in the last couple of weeks, and somehow, out here, with space around me - though I was with a group - it kept hitting me.  Probably healthy.  A wee bit odd though.  Or not.


A view of the slope down from the ridge.  Beautiful, no?  And that Loch Ness back or mountain ridge in the background?


a wonderful day, great group, 2960m mountain. All good.

6 comments:

kate said...

Gorgeous photos!!!!

thecatalanway said...

inspiring to see where you go. glad you got in touch with your grief...mountains are good for that. Sorry you have lost another friend....oooof! Life! love kate xxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to be in such a different landscape from Canada.
Living in different places is part of our history
Sea Dog

oreneta said...

Thanks Kate!

Kate....there are moments, aren't there. How is your foot...slowly healing from the last post.

SeaDog....it is interesting, very lunar. Tons of cavers and cave researchers go there cause it is so FULL of caves. The geology was amazing.

elpadawan said...

Morning sun helps, but I'm not sure much help was needed there. That's quite a stunning view you had there :)

oreneta said...

It was a truly astonishing place.