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Bonington was the first to climb the sea stack in 1966 along with Rusty Baillie and Tom Patey.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP Theatre Royal and Grey Street in Newcastle by harra1958; Cullercoats Bay by Anthony Beavers; the Church of Our Lady at Seaton Delaval Hall by Paul Sproat; sea stack at Marsden by K Arran.
The island is crisscrossed with spectacular walks taking you past fantastic sea stacks and caves.
Heroically trying not to swear as she clings to a cranny on Scotland's Old Man of Stoer - a terrifying 60-metre high sea stack jutting out of the waves - her achievement is simply awesome.
This famous 450-ft tall sea stack is vertigo-inspiring and home to hundreds of sea birds, including very cute puffins.
Climbing the 450ft rock is the fulfilment of a lifelong ambition for the physics teacher, who watched Chris Bonnington and Tom Patey make the first televised ascent of the iconic Orkney sea stack in 1967 as a young teenager.
Kirsty, who based her design on Scotland's highest freestanding sea stack in Orkney, admits she had no time to practise the cake before the show and just winged it.
They're both terrific ladies but Maggie's experience is the most exciting and, after just 18 days' training, she's off to tackle the 60-metre sea stack the Old Man Of Stoer.
Climb a sea stack, fly a kite on the beach, photograph passing ships, or overnight at a blufftop campsite.
Clinging to a cranny on Scotland's Old Man of Stoer - a terrifying 60-metre high sea stack jutting out of the waves - and trying heroically not to swear, her achievement is nothing short of awesome.
And, if you take your grappling hooks, you can negotiate the 450ft sea stack the Old Man of Hoy, before it tumbles into the sea - as it looks as if it surely will one day.
He became the oldest ever to scale the 450ft Orkney sea stack the Old Man of Hoy last weekend.