A trip to Scotland, 1976, to climb the Old Men of Hoy and Stoer

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The Old Man of Hoy
Getting there was 9at least) half the fun - Tony (Tache) Freeman Another partner in crime - Mark (Moose) Freeman A casual approach.
The first good view
The first pitch - not hard, but a little loose and intimidating. Getting steep - but solid cracks to sink your hands into!
Windy on top - but we'd made it
Ian, on the descent

The Old Man of Stoer
Elegant, and more solid than Hoy. But the climbing was disappointingly easy. Tache wanted to climb it the most, so he had to get a rope across for the rest of us...
... who opted for the warmer approach