23 June 2010

Through a Cave to the Top


As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the last bit of Alagalla climb was very exciting. The above picture was taken while climbing up through the rocky cleft to the very top of Alagalla. It shows what you see, while looking down from halfway up the cave.

More interesting photos, taken during the climb are stored here.

By the way, this is how you reach at the top!

32 comments:

George said...

I'm not sure I could have made it through this cave, so I'm glad you took so many beautiful pictures from and through the cave. I'm very impressed with your climb.

Frieda said...

That's a fantastic picture.
I like the way it is framed by the darker rocks (they look to me like two bowed heads). It must have been a great hike.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---that's amazing, K..... Glad you climbed up that big rock... What a view.
Betsy

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Great frame! Crevices are my favorite!! :))

Beautiful capture, K!

rainfield61 said...

Such a relief when we finally see light at the end.

Kirigalpoththa said...

George,
The last bit is quite difficult but the rest is not so bad. Thanks a lot :)

Frieda,
Yes, I particularly like the above image as the view is nicely framed. Thanks very much.

Betsy,
Yes it was amazing. Thanks a lot :)

Amaris,
Yes, they are my favorite too. Thanks very much.

Rainfield,
Yes it is great feeling to see light from the other end :) Many thanks.

Indrani said...

That looks exciting.

Me-shak said...

Wow, looks interesting and super cool.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

mm, you were climbing with one hand and feet and snapping with the other? eek..

-loshini

Magerata said...

Great, I love caves, planing for some cave explorations at the end of the summer.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Indrani,
Thanks a lot!

Me-shak,
Many thanks :)

Loshini,
Nope. I needed both hands and legs for climbing. Then I found a small ledge to rest in the middle of the cave and took most of the photos :)
Thanks!

Magerata,
Cool, keep us posted about the caves, when you are back. Thanks.

NicoleB, Egypt said...

Whoa, amazing, exactly what I thought.
Love the peek through the hole!

Patali Devadithya said...

Fantastic capture...just being aware of the fact that there are so many wonderful places to go in my own country is exhilarating.
I just came across your blog and I like it...

Ratty said...

This is a great view. I'm not sure I would be good at climbing a place like that though. I usually travel on flatter land. I always like seeing places like that though.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I love that!

Clever photography.

Rajesh said...

Terrific view.

Amila Kanchana said...

Imagine being there,oh I wanna do it too!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nicole,
Glad you like it :)

Patali,
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments.

Ratty,
I think you will be able to do most of it. The final part is a bit tricky.

Bonnie,
Thanks a lot :)

Rajesh,
Thanks!

Amila,
Try this mountain one day. You will enjoy it. If you are coming from Kandy, you can reach Poththepitiya via Pilimathalawa too.

betchai said...

oh, i love that scenery, it's like looking at the light from the cave of darkness, wonderful.

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cat said...

Wow, cool photo!

Harumi said...

Wow.. a vista through a vista.. such a breathtakingly beautiful view!

I guess this is what they call a genuine adrenaline rush.. I mean just turn around and seeing such a sheer drop right behind you.. in itself is more than enough to give you the chills. lol

Ann said...

did you climb through the hole? and then fall down LOL?

Linnea W said...

That's quite a hike you went on. You really got some height there. Good thing it didn't start raining...slippery rocks! Thanks for showing us these.

Vicente B said...

Just beautiful. Never heard about this place. I knew Adam peak, and Siguirilla rock, which is just amazing to climb there, and really beautiful place.

Gadgetgirl said...

woah. pure gold.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Betchai,
Yes, I like taking similar photos. Thanks for your comments.

Joven,
Thanks for your comments.

Cat,
Thanks very much!

Harumi,
Yes, heights give me adrenaline rush and that is the best part of the climb. It is very satisfying to see the place faraway where you started and the path you climbed. Thanks very much!

Ann,
Yes I climbed through it but won’t be here to answer you had I fallen :) Many thanks.

Linnea,
Yes luckily it was a sunny day through out the journey. It rained later but by that time we have descended enough and the difficult part was over. Thanks a lot for your comments.

Vicente,
Yes, Sigiriya and Adam’s Peak are more famous and this is a place very few people have tried to my knowledge.
Many thanks for your comments.

Gadgetgirl,
Thanks a lot for your comments :)

Carolyn Ford said...

What a magnificent reward for the climb! Beautiful!

noel said...

aloha,

yes that is a a great view, thanks for sharing your area...

my scenic view is on my plant fanatic site.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

I have to look more than once to get the picture right :) it is so thrilling :) like the climbing I suppose :)

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ρομπερτ said...

What an alluring challenge. Please have a great Sunday.

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Kirigalpoththa said...

Carolyn / Noel / Birgitta / ρομπερτ,

Many thanks for your wonderful comments! :)