A Beautiful Walk Up A Ben

Today April and I went to Pitlochry to climb Ben Vrackie. At 2,759 feet, the mountain provides spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, including the impressive Loch a’ Choire.  With us on our journey was Rebekah Earnshaw, our friend from Australia. Rebekah is a PhD student at St. Mary’s who is researching John Calvin’s understanding of creation and providence. She is a wonderful person, and, like us, she was involved in local church ministry before she came to St. Andrews.

Our trip was over eight kilometers long—it felt much longer!—and according to our iPhones we climbed over 196 floors. However, the tough walk to the top was worth it; the view was absolutely spectacular! Also, just as we were leaving, a cloud came across the top of the mountain and covered us in a dense mist. It looked surreal, like something out of a movie.

I have attached some of today’s photos. Enjoy!

The Mountain Viewed From Across the Lake (loch)

The Mountain (ben) Viewed From Across the Lake (loch)

The Loch

The Loch

The View From the Top

The View From the Top

Hiking Partners

Hiking Partners

The Ben

The Ben

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Journey Down

Journey Down

1 thought on “A Beautiful Walk Up A Ben

  1. Carolyn Anderson

    Beautiful scenery! Glad you all are getting to enjoy the surrounding area. What a wonderful opportunity! Thanks for sharing!

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