Edinburgh has quickly become one of my all-time favorite cities on Earth, in large part because of its prominent volcano. Arthur’s Seat – named for the legend of King Arthur and thought to be one of the potential locations for Camelot – last erupted 325 million years ago and is now considered extinct. What remains today is impressive, but the 823-foot high summit is only a fraction of the original mount, which was carved down to size by retreating glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age.
My family and I set out to climb Arthur’s Seat via the Salisbury Crags on a rainy, misty, but still pleasantly warm morning. I would never trade these dark, moody pictures for sunny blue skies. These shots feel like Scotland!
To the Highlands!