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few people outside of scotland have heard of this but i think it's one of the most stunning ruins in the whole of britain, and if only there had been a mad irish author to set a horror novel partly at it as with whitby abbey.

elgin cathedral, until it fell to bits, used to be triple spired and with double aisles. i suppose the cathedral that is around today it is most like is lichfield...

there has been some very gradual rebuilding of it. the chapter house has been rebuilt, the two west towers have been kind of rebuilt, although the stonework at the tops has yet to be finished. one of them now has an observation level at the top. one of the bays has also been reroofed.













 

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i see you were luckier with the weather.

climbed cairngorm the next day... bloody knackering, mostly because of the weather. near vertical snow above about 700m and heavy winds.
 

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i have been rescued from a helicopter before. that happened at school actually, we were even on the news at ten. it was foggy and in the days before GPS we didn't know how to get down.

can't say it's a problem though, just get yourself a lightweight but GOOD backpacking tent that weighs a couple of kilos. any problems pitch it :)

did you get any pics of the flood improvement work they are doing next to the cathedral? has the new bridge opened yet?
 
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