Monday, 31 May 2010

I’m on top of the world, looking down on creation

It was Bank Holiday today, but the children were at school so David and I took the opportunity to go for a walk.

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We started here

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And we went up

VLUU L310W L313 M310W / Samsung L310W L313 M310WAnd we went across snow 

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And we walked some more that was less up and more along 

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We were heading for this 

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The beginning of the view to the east 

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View to the west 

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Look at me!

VLUU L310W L313 M310W / Samsung L310W L313 M310WWhat am I doing up there?

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I had to sneak up on the edge so it didn’t move when I peeked over, ahem. 

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Loch Einich 

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T’ other end 

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David was there too

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The views go on

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…and on

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…and on

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…and on

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…and on

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…and on!

I LOVED IT! This is my kind of hill. We walked up Carn Ban Mor, 1052m, and onto Sgor Gaoith, 1118m, my first munro.

And don’t I look happy?!

The weather was pretty good too.

15 comments:

Martin Rye said...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel done that lady.

Gayle said...

Excellent stuff!

And looks like you had fantastic conditions for it.

Louise said...

Thanks Martin!

Gayle, it was amazing, couldn't have been better! A slight breeze, but not at all cold and clear, blue skies for miles around. It was truely outstanding.

Mike Knipe said...

Its grand up there innit?

I recognised it instantly, of course...(koff)

Louise said...

It's amazing! I couldn't get over how far you can see, we spent a while guessing which hills were which in the distance.
It's a real good hill, that one. No narrow paths winding up the side of a precipice, just the 2000ft drop by the cairn, but I crawled up to that, ahem. Navigation might be a bit tricky in poor visibility, it's so broad and featureless on top, but I only do these things on a good day!
Loved it!

The Weekend Dude said...

It really is an amazing hill. It was my first Munro too and for sure it gives you the yearning to head back for more and more. Great photos!

Alan Sloman said...

Whatever you do, don't start ticking those beasties. There are some right scary ones on Skye, so don't go there. I know about you and lists, etc...

Louise said...

TWA, snap! It's a good un and it's nice to know there is the odd big hill out there that's not so scary.

Alan. Trust you to remember the list thing. This is one list, however, I feel perfectly capable of resisting.

Was extremely good up there though!

Laura said...

Looks like a great day - well done!
I can't wait to get back to Scotland....

Louise said...

Laura, it was. I hope everything is still going well with your daughter and that she is making a good recovery. What a terrifying experience!

Louise said...

The Weekend Dude, should say "TWD, snap". In my excitement, had a spot of finger dyslexia!

Phreerunner said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Louise.

I suspect your correspondents have all spent so much time on Skye that they regard it as 'a secret place' only to be visited by them.

Go on....
The best Munro summits are there, and they aren't very high!

Take care
Martin

Louise said...

Hi Martin, and thank you! Hope you had a nice break in the sun.

I have been to Skye, but not for very long due to a weather related tent incident. We'll try again sometime and will certainly be looking at the hills, but it's not the height in itself that's the problem. It's ravines and precipitous edges that I can't cope with. If it's a good path up a broad hill, I'm fine, this one was perfect!

Phreerunner said...

Hmmm, maybe you should keep to The Storr, and maybe Bruach na Frithe, and lots of lovely lower places.

The only time the weather ever got the better of the Phreerunner was at Glenbrittle (I still think it would have survived if someone had been inside it) - out of 40-50 tents only a few Quasars and my NF VE25 stayed up, albeit even some of those were damaged.

Louise said...

Thanks for the tip Martin, I'll have a look at those when we plan our next trip out there!

Must confess, the tent accident was a bit predictable. Who in their right mind would take a family tent to a windy island? We were on the east coast, but vulnerable nevertheless. It was atleast our small family tent, The Palace wouldn't stand a chance!

In fact, I'll have a look now, you've got me curious...