Scotland Under Snow

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Scotland Under Snow
Created On: Jun 7, 2007
Last Edited On: Sep 23, 2007


Lairig Ghru, Glen Geusachan and Bod an Deamhain (Devil's Point)

The one place in Britain where you are (almost) guaranteed a winter wonderland, Scotland is at its most beautiful when covered in snow. So to celebrate this please add your Scottish winter photos to this album.

Winter: A Dirge (1781)

The wintry west extends his blast,
And hail and rain does blaw;
Or the stormy north sends driving forth
The blinding sleet and snaw:
While, tumbling brown, the burn comes down,
And roars frae bank to brae;
And bird and beast in covert rest,
And pass the heartless day.

"The sweeping blast, the sky o'ercast,"
The joyless winter day
Let others fear, to me more dear
Than all the pride of May:
The tempest's howl, it soothes my soul,
My griefs it seems to join;
The leafless trees my fancy please,
Their fate resembles mine!

Thou Power Supreme, whose mighty scheme
These woes of mine fulfil,
Here firm I rest; they must be best,
Because they are Thy will!
Then all I want-O do Thou grant
This one request of mine!-
Since to enjoy Thou dost deny,
Assist me to resign.

Robert Burns



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Little_Mole - Jun 9, 2007 2:33 am - Voted 10/10

My dreams ...

...will come true! Thank you very much for this wonderful album!! Enough stuff to fill a lot of hot longing summer days ;-)


Nanuls - Jun 11, 2007 10:17 am - Hasn't voted

Re: My dreams ...

Thank you very much I'm so pleased you like it!

Ice Man Jerry Van

Ice Man Jerry Van - Jan 3, 2008 9:21 am - Voted 10/10

A lot of history made here.

So good of you to post this on summit .This is an area that will make a climber strong for winter climbing and long for winter to come. I enjoy very much Cheers from the ice man Jerry


Nanuls - Jan 7, 2008 8:10 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A lot of history made here.

Thanks Jerry, Scotland is amaing this timer of year, I'm hoping to get up there for a week or so at the end of Feb, as in Wales we've had a really rubbish winter so far. So fingers crossed more photos to come!

All the best


Marcsoltan - Dec 5, 2008 10:20 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful album

and a beautiful poem Dan.

Happy climbing,


Nanuls - Dec 5, 2008 12:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful album

Cheers Marc, we're just lucky to have so many wonderful photos of Scotland here, and as for Burns, he's something else isn't he?


Marcsoltan - Dec 5, 2008 4:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful album

Yes, Robert Burns is somethng else. I will recommend him to my wife. She may already know all about him.


yatsek - Jan 11, 2009 3:33 pm - Voted 10/10

The Brave

I wonder where the Welsh stood in the days of William Wallace.


Nanuls - Jan 12, 2009 10:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: The Brave

We'd just been conqured by the English: History of Wales

No hard feelings though ;)


yatsek - Jan 12, 2009 11:48 am - Voted 10/10

Re: The Brave

Given the quality of your submissions, Dan, sorry to have to say it but fellow SPers might be glad of the fact - hard reality, mate.


Nanuls - Jan 12, 2009 2:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The Brave

LOL, I think we'd all be speaking English by now whatever the outcome! Besides, I'm not a nationalist, and I'm not a fan of nationalist politics either - I like it when everyone just gets along.

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