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One of the sites that I really wanted to visit when we went to Sri Lanka was Sigiyria, home of the famous cloud maiden frescoes.

Appropriately enough, this is the home of the Cloud Maidens


The approach is innocent enough

but then you have to climb the cliff

don’t look down

better still, don’t look up either because this is what you are climbing up

so far so good, here are the cloud maidens but you haven’t reached the summit yet



a rare photo of the two of us

you have to go down a section of rickety-looking staircase to get to the next section

past the mirror wall

with the rock face towering above you

then out on to the plateau of the lions paws

before the final ascent

with spectacular views, albeit a bit misty, from the top

it’s hard to imagine that people actually lived at the top and had to carry all their supplies up

I have to say that the climb was daunting – not for the faint-hearted or the infirm and my husband declined to accompany me all the way to the top. However, I’m glad I made it.

What form did your achievement take?

Comments on: "Daily Post: achievement in Sri Lanka" (11)

  1. Sigirya is somewhere I’d love to visit, what an achievement making that climb, I think I’m too old and wheezy. Fantastic to see the route ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh and to see you both as well!

  2. So glad I saw this. I am headed to Sri Lanka in January. Looks too daunting for me to go too far up. ๐Ÿ™‚ I admire your endurance.

  3. This is really amazing. I didn’t know about this before. Wonderful frescoes!

  4. We’d love to see Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome photos!

  5. I enjoyed your achievement ๐Ÿ™‚ well done.

  6. Wow! What a breathtaking view that must have been!

  7. Awesome! I can’t let my wife read this post because I’m sure she’ll pester me to visit this place, but I’m afraid of heights …

  8. Wonderful story with some great images! Glad you made it to the top, great achievement ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. That is an amazing hike — and worth the effort from the photos!

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