Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Preparations are underway for a vertical derive in Scotland. Inspiration is gleaned from the jaunty demeanor of the tweeded companion of John Davidson who took the photograph. They are near the top of Ben Rinn (Gaelic: promontory hill), a "Corbett" with an elevation of 841m. (CVA)

An Aberdeen studio photograph shows J. Davidson in repose (1905-11). A man of the hills with an eye ever outwards. He would become a famed Canadian botanist who established the UBC Botanical Garden and explored the Vancouver region extensively. (CVA)

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