All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
- JRR Tolkien
On Friday, the world was forced to come to terms with the passing of three climbing pioneers. Perhaps the biggest loss to the outdoor community in decades, respects were paid from around the world.
The bodies of the highly experienced Scottish climbers were recovered on Wednesday following a fatal fall on Ben Hope in the Highlands.
It was a year of jaw dropping lows for the environment and for the outdoors community.