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Thursday, 30 June 2011

TGO CHALLENGE 2006: PHOTOS

With the impending concreting-over of the Balmacaan Forest and Monadhliath Mountains, turning them into massive wind power plants, I have put up Phil Lambert's and my TGO Challenge of 2006 as a photo slideshow. Our walk that year passed through both places and so you can see what we are about to lose for generations. It was a magnificent walk across magical landscapes.

This was from 2006: Plockton to Catterline with Phil Lambert. Click on “View slide show” below.

 

7 comments:

  1. Aye, it's a cracker of a wee hill walking country you chose to visit, Alan ;-)

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  2. Alan, thanks for sharing your photos. I have not came across Skydrive before. It seems pretty good for displaying photographs.
    Mark

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  3. I have to agree. I thought I would post these particular pictures from my 2006 Challenge as it passed through the Balmacaan Forest and the Monadhliath Mountains - both areas that are to be completely swamped in huge numbers of wind turbines.

    Both areas have a magnificent "wild" quality. They are not wildernesses, as the hand of man can be found everywhere - the little dammed lochans in the Balmacaan and the access tracks in the Monadhliath. But they are son to be massively industrialised with over a hundred miles if haul roads and half a million tons of concrete bases and over 300 wind turbines over 400 feet tall.

    Just look at the pictures and see what we are about to lose. Utterly heartbreaking!

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  4. Hi Mark:
    I only came across it by accident and thought I would give it a whirl. I was also getting near my limit on Picassa and thought I would try something else. So far so good... We shall see.
    :-)

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  5. Great views, sadly marred by some ugly ba**ard with an orange rucksack.

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  6. I note that the ugly ba**ard with the orange rucksack is now far more svelte than he was in 2006 and the orange rucksack has now been replaced by a very pretty yellow one.

    (Just for clarity you understand, and trying to avoid litigation...)

    Having said that, he did put on a huge amount of belly inbetween times - perhaps to be posted at a later date...?

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  7. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/8612716/Proof-that-the-Government-is-tilting-at-windmills.html

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