Arthur's Seat Climber's Log

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wintersdoor - Sep 22, 2017 2:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2015

Run up  Sucess!

Lived in Edinburgh for a couple years just before I got into running (and summiting things). On a return trip to Edinburgh, finally bagged this one in 2015.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Apr 7, 2017 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2017

Arthur's Seat  Sucess!

I hiked this my family right after we arrived in Edinburgh. It was a nice diversion from the city. The views from the top highlighted both Edinburgh and the ocean.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Sep 27, 2014 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

Urban oasis  Sucess!

What a spectacular urban oasis! Walked from the hotel for a great all day circuit including Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle...never mind a lot of peaty whiskey, haggis and ale! Beautiful clear day, amazing views of the harbor and historic Edinborough.

jm141302

jm141302 - Jul 5, 2014 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2014

Windy  Sucess!

Fun day. Hiked past the cliffs too.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Oct 20, 2013 1:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2013

Great views  Sucess!

This started out as a city hike to help out with the jet lag and to check out Edinburgh and ended up tagging Arthur's Seat. 40+ MPH winds at the summit and temps in the 50 degree range made it hard to even stand up but we enjoyed the peak with 50+ other folks.

AliMc929

AliMc929 - May 26, 2013 12:56 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2013

Lovely Hike  Sucess!

Had a lovely hike up to the summit with my brother.

msihl

msihl - Oct 31, 2010 11:39 am Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010

Hike up Arthur's Seat in beautiful weather  Sucess!

Hiked with Christian and Elizabeth....took shortcut to the top..

jasano2

jasano2 - Aug 21, 2010 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

Finally on the seat!  Sucess!

Been going to Edinburgh all my life and finally got the real view of the city.

Vinny

Vinny - May 27, 2010 4:18 pm

pushing a stroller

I wish I could say I climbed there but alas- just visiting friends with baby Isla, checkin out Edinborough on business trip. Awesome place.

msmullins

msmullins - Dec 28, 2009 9:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2009

Morning Delight  Sucess!

I spent two months living at the base of Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat on East Parkside and loved waking up to the view every morning. I made a point of summitting Arthur's Seat at least once a week while I was in Edinburgh. If you're in the city, you can't find a better view of the surrounding area.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Aug 28, 2009 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 1976

Walk, don't run  Sucess!

When I visited Edinburgh as a buff university athlete, I assured my Scottish uncle that I would run up Arthur's Seat. He cheerily dropped me off along the base, and I began to run straight up the side. It took about 30 seconds for me to realise this was completely unsustainable, but I looked behind to see my uncle had, maddeningly, decided to observe my progress. As a matter of pride I had to keep running until I could get out of sight, which took several of the longest, most painful minutes of my life.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Aug 18, 2009 2:53 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2001

Sometime in 2001  Sucess!

Did this before breakfast at a bed & breakfast nearby. Some pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/europe_travel/scotland/edinburgh_sights_170.htm

cheetah262

cheetah262 - Aug 2, 2009 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009

Fond farewell  Sucess!

hiked this early morning just before heading to the airport...clear morning and fantastic views...great little hike and a super way to bid adieu to the city.....

erykmynn

erykmynn - Jun 11, 2009 5:22 pm

educational  Sucess!

Hiked this on a University trip to Scotland! Pondered many things on the summit. Let geography and geology flow together. Now I see it as a symbolic marker of change in my life at the time.

distressbark

distressbark - Dec 25, 2008 6:22 am Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2005

windy  Sucess!

had the pleasure of taking a jaunt to the top while in Edinburgh on vacation; astounding views in all directions! you gain a wonderful perspective of the city from the summit.

camerona91

camerona91 - Nov 18, 2008 2:10 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1989

Wee one  Sucess!

I climbed this as a very small child many times. Maybe the first mountain I went up entirely uner my own power? I may never know.

Linda Breton

Linda Breton - Sep 29, 2008 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1981

Wonderful views  Sucess!

This is a great hike that blew me away with its amazing views of the Firth of Forth. A must see when you're in Edinburgh!

thexcat

thexcat - Jun 5, 2008 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2002

Fun hike  Sucess!

Great little hike in the city, offering fabulous views of the city, bay and beyond.

charlatan

charlatan - Jan 6, 2008 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2007

urban adventure

Ascent timed to celebrate my 31st birthday which happened to be suitably clear to offer us a splendid view. Wife strangely opted for a very direct route down to the southwest and then began to panic on the somewhat foolish scramble down!

Cortez

Cortez - Aug 7, 2007 10:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2007

What do you do before a Hearts/Hibs derby? Take a walk in the park.  Sucess!

What a nice jaunt up a great hill in Edinburgh. The summit offers amazing 360 degree views of Edinburgh.
I did this hike prior to attending the Hearts vs. Hibs derby at Tyncastle Stadium. All & all it was a superb day - despite the fact that Hearts lost:( -. After the match, it was back home to Glasgow.

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