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Am Buachaille Sea Stack, Sutherland, Scotland

The 213-foot stack was first climbed in 1968 by the Tom Patey, Ian Clough and John Cleare and requires a quick swim to access the base.

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Along with the Old Man of Hoy and the Old Man of Stoer, Am Buachaille (meaning the shepherd in Scottish Gaelic) is one of the most coveted and iconic Scottish sea stacks, and is generally regarded as the most serious. The 213-foot stack was first climbed in 1968 by the Tom Patey, Ian Clough and John Cleare and requires a quick swim to access the base.

This video features stunning arial footage of the Sutherland coastline all shot by climber and videographer David Linnett.


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