Old Man of Storr
Isle of Skye, Scotland, 1996

This basalt pinnacle was first climbed by Don Whillans and James Barber in 1955.

Don Whillans' dizzying mastery of first ascents is matched by his down-to-earth outlook. When asked whether women could climb as well as men, he replied "Never noticed a female monkey not climbing as well as a male - have you?"

Old Man Of Storr