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Ever heard of some­thing called the sound­track of your life? It’s ba­si­cally a cute lit­tle quiz where peo­ple ap­point songs for cer­tain mo­ments, moods, re­flec­tions that de­fine them. Ques­tions like: best song for your fi­nal bat­tle/a long drive/lonely night in, etc.

It’s quite an in­sight­ful way to get to know some­one while get­ting pointed in the di­rec­tion of things you might not have pre­vi­ously con­sid­ered. My wife in­tro­duced me to it not long af­ter we met and (aside from me dis­cov­er­ing she had an in­ter­est­ing af­fec­tion for Queens of the Stone Age, and her re­al­is­ing I was a closet Skynyrd fan) it was a lot of fun. So this month we took this idea and ap­plied it to moun­tains. We went and asked the big­gest names in ad­ven­ture what would be on – well, the moun­tain track of their lives. We also asked you (get involved with such things by lik­ing us on Facebook!) and couldn’t re­sist hav­ing a go our­selves. So turn to page 26 to see the results. One of mine con­cerns the pic­ture above. This was my ‘sum­mit of re­gret’ – Sgurr Fiona, on An Teal­lach. I’d ar­rived at the slack be­tween the two Mun­ros on this in­cred­i­ble moun­tain in­tend­ing to pick them both off, but that big wall of cloud – and the odd rum­ble from the sum­mer air – was mak­ing me ner­vous. In the end I bagged the higher, eas­ier top out of shot to the left. The storm did ar­rive, but I think I could have made it. Should I have pushed on? Or at that mo­ment was I one de­ci­sion from dis­as­ter? Well, there’s a fea­ture about that on page 58. Stay safe, en­joy the is­sue – and rock on. Si­mon In­gram, ed­i­tor (Twit­ter @MrSi­monIn­gram)

An Teal­lach‘s Sgurr Fiona flirts with cloud as a storm builds. A mo­ment of re­gret... or a lucky es­cape?

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