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Black Spout Gully on Lochnagar in Central Scotland


Photograph was taken by Anthony J Sargeant in August 1959 appoaching Black Spout Gully on Lochnagar in the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland. Climbing up the steep gully is fairly straightforward in the summer although in the winter the climb through the snow and ice of the cornice at the top and thereby onto the summit plateau can be a challenge. On this day in 1959 there was low cloud and mist shrouding the mountain top but just after reaching the summit and beginning to descend on the southern flank the cloud parted like theatre curtains revealing the valleys and hills below. The only real danger is from loose rock dislodged above you when in the narrow part of the gully.