Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Tranter Round, 18-19 December 2002 and 20 April 2003

38 miles, 20,300 feet, 26 hours 45 minutes, 16 hours 7 minutes, solo unsupported

The Tranter Round is one of the very finest mountain days in the British Isles, Summer or Winter. I was blessed with two magnificent days that will remain with me always. The immensity of the night sky, the sharp, rocky crests, the rising and setting of the sun, the huge moon, the solitude, the pain, the precious gift of the moment, the flow of continual movement and the self reliance. Truly, these are things that can never be earned or bought: they are life’s diamonds.

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