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The Drongs

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The Drongs are a well known and spectacular series of stacks off the Ness of Hillswick. They are visible from the road between Hillswick and Eshaness. They have seen a few ascents over the years. The main recorded ascents are by Mick Fowler, Andy Nisbet and J Lincoln in May 1992, but evidence of previous ascents was found.

The rock is friable and quite broken.


These stacks are 1km offshore and in water depths of over 70m just 100m away. As such, they attract some heavy weather and access is not to be underestimated. A boat is really the only way to go (kayak may be possible, but difficult to secure on the stacks). Partially submerged rocks around the stacks mean care should be taken on approach in any boat.


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