“Looking out from inside a snow cave, in the direction of the Matterhorn (in Oregon, not Europe). We climbed up a stream bed for a few hours, and gained about 2000 feet before we hit a huge cliff and waterfall. There was a big snow bank under the waterfall and the stream had carved a big tunnel through it, pretty sweet.”
Staffa is the stuff of legend, an unspoilt and uninhabited island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, best known for its magnificent basalt columns and spectacular sea caves.
The most famous of these is Fingal’s Cave, also known as An Uamh Binn (Cave of Melody). It has a unique, cathedral-like structure and its hexagonal columns are similar to those of the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland.
Fingal’s Cave was immortalized by Mendelssohn in his Hebrides Overture, after he visited the island in 1829, and in a famous painting by the artist J M W Turner.