On a Ledge – Where Eagles Dare (Where’s Baz)

Where's Baz?

I was looking over some of the weekend’s climbing photos and I was admiring one in particular.  A beautiful shot of one of the walls we climbed.

 A very special place where you could just linger and contemplate the world passing you by.

Anyway, I looked at this photo, quite a few times and to my surprise, there I was sitting on a ledge, where eagles dare!

Janet, TomO, and I looked at this photo numerous times and none of us noticed me sitting there initially (story of my life!).

The photo was snapped by Nick, my climbing partner, after he lead climbed to our next pitch while I belayed him.


It reminded me of the special moments that TomO and I have had looking at his Where’s Wally books that I bought for me him. We loved them, and spent many hours flicking through the pages. And I was actually pretty good at it, maybe that is because I am colour-blind or something!

 So, can you pick out “Where’s Baz” in the photo…

Special moments, how good are they, hey?

And remember, if all else fails, just Like The Landy on Facebookremain out of control and see what develops…

36 thoughts on “On a Ledge – Where Eagles Dare (Where’s Baz)

  1. the Severe climber November 20, 2012 / 11:10 pm

    Brilliant photo. The rock is amazing, but I really like how you look so relaxed. Just chilling on a ledge far above the ground.


    • The Landy November 21, 2012 / 7:40 am

      And loving it…!


  2. AndrewGills November 20, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    Almost makes me want to return to rock climbing 🙂


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 2:51 pm

      Yeah, it’s great out there! Wouldn’t want to be dead for quids!


  3. sarahsdoodles November 20, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    I see ya there! Quite the cliff-hanger you are…


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 3:37 pm

      Looking like “Where’s Wally” …!


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 3:22 pm

      And lot’s of fun!


  4. vastlycurious.com November 20, 2012 / 11:39 am

    This is one of the most amazing pictures I have seen- does the helmut protect from falling rocks? You must have super strong arms .. my oh my….I have the courage but not the strength- I wish I did- bravo!


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 12:08 pm

      It is a great photo, I really do feel like “Where’s Wally”. And yes, the helmet is designed to protect from falling debris. With one or more climbers above you there is always a chance of it…

      I’ll preface this…I’m a mere novice on all things rock-climbing , but as you may have seen I’m training and improving my skill base for high altitude climbing and whilst we don’t have big mountains we have plenty of places on our doorstep to climb and abseil. And whilst I train as a weight-lifter and kayaker, and have quite a strong upper body, rock-climbing is mostly about the use of your legs.

      There is some arm use, but primarily legs as that is where you can push from, and they give you the stability…

      And must say, it is a real buzz being out there!


      • vastlycurious.com November 20, 2012 / 12:17 pm

        I have very strong legs- you are not a novice!! I can see this from here.Impressive!


  5. Alarna Rose Gray November 20, 2012 / 10:57 am

    What an awesome pic – literally, I feel giddy just looking at it! Done a little bit of abseiling in my time – nothing like this, though. Kudos 🙂


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 11:57 am

      It was a great day, thanks…


  6. swozy November 20, 2012 / 9:31 am

    I found Wally. Sorry – Baz.

    Do you ever ask yourself, ‘what the hell am I doing here?’

    I do in some caves!


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 9:36 am

      Not really, I might when I get onto the “big mountains” that I have ambitions for. The 8,000 metre peaks…

      I must say the photo looks great, and a bit out there. In climbing terms it is relatively easy, almost like a ladder with all the foot and hand holds along the way…

      But none-the-less, all good fun and it is helping keep the skills current and developing!


  7. The Landy November 20, 2012 / 9:19 am

    Strewth, it’s true what they’ve been saying about you…

    They reckon you could spot a good looking guy from a “mile away”…geez isn’t that the truth 😉

    It was good fun out there the other day!


  8. The Guat November 20, 2012 / 8:21 am

    Duuuuuuuuuuude. Amazing photo. Love that landscape.


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 9:12 am

      It’s a fantastic playground, isn’t it!


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 7:36 am

      Thanks, let me take a look!


  9. icescreammama November 20, 2012 / 6:52 am

    of course, that’s you there, on the ledge. where else could you possibly be. 😉
    delicious baby!


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 7:35 am

      Crikey, for a sec there I thought you were getting all sweet and calling me delicious, then I remembered I had a photo of TomO in there…

      So let’s leave it at, he’s a “chip off the old block” 😉


  10. barbara grandberg November 20, 2012 / 6:45 am

    wow…what an amazing photo….


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 7:33 am

      Great shot, isn’t it…


  11. Bestof2sisters November 20, 2012 / 6:27 am

    IF that really is you?! — that is plain crazy.. with that little bit of string connecting you to life. Beautiful photo though… and very brave!


    • The Landy November 20, 2012 / 7:33 am

      Hey, it’s what a bloke’s got to do to escape the Celine Dion Christmas CD that is ringing out 24 hours a day across both hemispheres… 😉

      ps It’s the one and only – me! 🙂


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