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Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***

Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***


Postby ChrisW » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:32 pm

Date walked: 09/09/2016

Time taken: 6

Distance: 13.2 km

Ascent: 784m

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PHOTOS SHOULD NOW BE VISIBLE TO ALL.....AT LAST :roll:

It has been two months since I managed to get out and up a hill and though I've done a few low level hikes in the interim period, it has been a very slow summer overall :roll: Fortunately when WH'ers Stuart and Fi (Mr & Mrs Scoob) dropped in for a few days they brought some much needed sunshine and we wasted none of it as we headed down to the Elbow Valley to hike the stunning knife edge of Nihahi Ridge.

I've posted the route previously here http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22539 so anyone seeking full details of access and route can find all you need there. This post is just to share a few shots of another WH Canada meet up :wink:

Stuart & Fi starting out at the Harold Chapman suspension bridge (Nihahi Ridge in the far distance)
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Autumn is on the way in the Elbow Valley
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The early part of the trail as is passes the Elbow Valley Campgrounds
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Up and on to the ridge then a nice wee break
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Onwards and upwards
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one of the better parts of the high trail
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Fi tackling 'the wall'
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up and out of the scree bowl to the open views along the Elbow River
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Now making the final little scramble to the start of the ridge top proper
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Stuart filming Fi on ascent
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It's impossible to tire of this view
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The south summit ahead
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Waiting for Stuart after the promise of a geocache (he found it later on the return journey)
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Careful on those slabs Fi......
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Almost there now
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The final ascent
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I think Fi is just happy to see some level ground!
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The summit pic on 'The Table'
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Stuart showing off his fancy 360 degree camera (got a great pic too)
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looking back up to the summit at the start of the descent
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The route home
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Life on the edge
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Fi descending the wall
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I've seen mountain goats with fewer skills
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Stuart is fair running down
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A nice steady wander out
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It was really great to have Stuart and Fi staying with us again, I would have loved it to be for longer but I'm absolutely sure we'll seem them again soon :D
Last edited by ChrisW on Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:11 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi

Postby poppiesrara » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:59 pm

Stunning views, Chris. :clap:

I hope it (especially that descent of 'The Wall') isn't quite as terrifying as it looks!
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi

Postby ChrisW » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:34 pm

poppiesrara wrote:Stunning views, Chris. :clap:

I hope it (especially that descent of 'The Wall') isn't quite as terrifying as it looks!



Cheers P, I've got used to it but I think it might actually be as bad as it looks mate, both Stuart and Fi said there were uncomfortable moments along there and they are fresh off the In Pinn a few weeks previous :shock:
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi

Postby jacob » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:05 pm

Aargh, frustrating. Normally a great fan of your reports, but this time I can't open the photos. Don't know why. Digibete. :eh:
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi

Postby ChrisW » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:28 pm

jacob wrote:Aargh, frustrating. Normally a great fan of your reports, but this time I can't open the photos. Don't know why. Digibete. :eh:

Not sure whats happening there Jacob, it's a shame too as there are some nice shots on this one :roll:

Will be interested to see if others have any problem.
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi

Postby dav2930 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:18 pm

ChrisW wrote:
jacob wrote:Aargh, frustrating. Normally a great fan of your reports, but this time I can't open the photos. Don't know why. Digibete. :eh:

Not sure whats happening there Jacob, it's a shame too as there are some nice shots on this one :roll:

Will be interested to see if others have any problem.

Yep, same problem here :(
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi

Postby ChrisW » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:40 am

dav2930 wrote:Yep, same problem here :(


Thanks for this Dav, it's my first post using google photos (previously had picassa without issue) I must not be ticking the right boxes :roll:

Have tried re-linking each image after making sure I ticked the 'share' box....hope it works now (can't figure out how it worked for Poppiesrara :crazy: )
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi

Postby jacob » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:53 pm

Nope, still not for me. Neither at home nor at work. I guess I'll have to come over to Canada myself then to enjoy the views :wink:
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi

Postby ChrisW » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:25 pm

jacob wrote:Nope, still not for me. Neither at home nor at work. I guess I'll have to come over to Canada myself then to enjoy the views :wink:

It is always worth the trip Jacob :wink: - Hopefully the photos are fixed now :roll:
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***

Postby jacob » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:20 pm

Wow, that was well worth the wait. Some of the more impressive shots I've seen in a while. Thanks Chris. :clap:
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***

Postby dav2930 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:40 pm

Yay!! :thumbup: Thanks for going to all that trouble Chris, and I'm glad you did as the photos are STUNNING :clap: :clap: :clap:
That ridge looks absolutely sensational. Looks like you all had a really cracking day :D
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***

Postby ChrisW » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:39 pm

jacob wrote:Wow, that was well worth the wait. Some of the more impressive shots I've seen in a while. Thanks Chris. :clap:

Thanks for returning again Jacob, I need to work on my computer skills I think :roll:

dav2930 wrote:Yay!! :thumbup: Thanks for going to all that trouble Chris, and I'm glad you did as the photos are STUNNING :clap: :clap: :clap:
That ridge looks absolutely sensational. Looks like you all had a really cracking day :D


Thanks for trying again Dav, this is one of my favourites around here. It's close to home and not too hard with a great little adrenaline rush on the ridge. It's one of few I have done repeatedly :thumbup:
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:34 pm

Sensational stuff, as usual, Chris, ably aided and abetted by the environment!! I'm going to have to give Canada a whirl sometime - my son is threatening to move there, so maybe fairly soon :D

Thanks for ***FIXING*** it. I was also one of the ones that also couldn't view the pics.
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:48 am

Brilliant pics once again, looks like a fab day was had by all.
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Re: Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***

Postby trailmasher » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:54 pm

Another great report and pics Chris :clap: :clap: worth waiting the six weeks mate :clap: That looks an awesome walk and ridge, great stuff 8) only 2 of your photos won't open for me but well happy with what I've seen :D and the colours are exceptional :clap:
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