The beginning of October is still a little early to be roaming aroung 'camp' away from established tracks but we went anyway to allow one of our neighbours to try out his new 'mud-skipper' tyres. We left Stanley and set out westward, initially climbing Tumbledown Mountain where we had a fantastic view of the valley with Stanley and the harbour in the distance. We then crossed the valley and moved north to Mount Longdon, from where the panoramic shot below was taken. We drove back over, across Tumbledown towards Mount William where I came to grief a couple of times in the extremely wet peat bogs! I had to be winched from one particularly wet hole. We then descended the southern slopes of Mount William to join the MPA road back to Stanley. Another of our party (Stephen) managed to get 'bogged' just 200 yards from the safety of the MPA road but the neighbour with the new tyres escaped unscathed (he did manage to smack his chassis and bend his front bumper on a rock on the return journey across Tumbledown though!)
The afternoon was a mixture of wet camp driving, rocky terrain and steep climbs and descents. Its amazing where a Land Rover will go!
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There is also a panoramic photo of the view from Mount Longdon below: