Amazing

By Mike Jones


At first glance this looks like a shot of Scotland’s stunning rugged mountainous landscapes – until you realise there’s actually a tiny climber scaling the rockface.

Dave MacLeod, 40, a professional rock climber, snapped the images last week, while visiting the Isle of Harris, Scotland.

PIC BY Dave MacLeod / CATERS NEWS 

Dave is based in Roy Bridge in the highlands of Scotland and was on a climbing trip with his friend Keita Kurakami.

Dave said: “I was there with two Japanese climbers and we were trying to climb some new routes on a cliff called Creag Mo.

“Between us, we climbed four new routes on these walls during the week, and I also tried a harder line that I didn’t succeed on this time and will have to make a return visit to make another attempt.

PIC BY Dave MacLeod / CATERS NEWS 

“Keita is climbing a route first climbed by myself a couple of years ago.

“Actually he was doing this route as his warm-up climb for the day.

“Later, he climbed a much harder new route on the walls to the left.

PIC BY Dave MacLeod / CATERS NEWS

“People who are unfamiliar with the sport of rock climbing might think that because all of the mountain peaks in the UK have been climbed, there aren’t new challenges to be done that have never been done before.

“But as a rock climber, there are unclimbed walls all over the Scottish mountains, where no-one has ever been.

“As new-route climbers, we get to explore these places all the time.”