“Climb every mountain …”

As it’s UN International Mountain Day I thought I would share with you a photo of some Balkan mountains. Looking through my collection of photos from a trip to the area in spring 2016, these are the most impressive peaks I could find. Although distant, they are satisfyingly snow-capped!

View of the mountains north west of 'Castle Hill' on the Doiran Front.

The photo was taken by Mrs Braysher on 30 March 2016 during a visit to ‘Castle Hill’, a British position on the Doiran Front. This photo is looking away from Doiran over the border – note the Cold War anti-tank defences – into the Republic of North Macedonia (previously FYROM, Yugoslavia and, in 1915-18, Serbia).

As I live in Norfolk this is the only mountain I’ll see today. Happy International Mountain Day!

Author: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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