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Do I see suilven?

Do I see suilven?


Postby ade00 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:12 pm

Route description: Ben Hope

Munros included on this walk: Ben Hope

Date walked: 12/10/2011

Time taken: 1.5 hours

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Got my wrist slapped in the General Discussion so I'll try here:

Went for a quick sprint up Ben Hope a few weeks back and looking through the photos was wondering if I could see Suilven. What to people think? If it isn't what would it be?

Trip Report:

Was working in Thurso for the week, keen to get out one evening but was very aware of the short evenings at this time of the year. Got a bit of a flyer from work and managed to get to the bottom of Hope for 5:15. 15 minutes behind schedule but after the drive from Thurso I was determined to still get up there. Weather was looking bonza, bit of a nip in the air but not too windy.

Took the standard approach up, nothing special. Tried not to stop for breath too many times. Got to the summit almost within an hour - bit disappointed. Was cold on top. Got every layer I had on. Got the camera out. Cloud blew in. Not happy. Looking north east I could see a nice bright moon:

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Cloud rolls in at top


Didn't want to hang around for too long on top because i) it was cold and ii) it was getting dark. Faced with the usual dilemma of how long to I give the cloud to go before packing up and heading down. 5 mins later. Camera packed up. Pack back on, shoulder straps nice and tight ready for a quick descent. Clouds clears. Wow:

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Worth waiting for


Camera obviously back out. A few quick photos. Time for a quick descent. Back down to the car in 30 mins. Had the head torch out for the last 5 mins. Nice timing. Back to Thurso and straight into the take away for a well deserved Chinese.
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Hope looking South West
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:17 pm

OK Kinley you asked for this to be posted on Walk Reports Scotland,the forums all yours. :-|
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby foggieclimber » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:26 pm

kinley wrote:Manners! :?

Post that question in a trip report and I'll think about opining.

Otherwise I'm staying Shtoom :silent: :lol:


I think what Kinley was loosely implying or hinting at was "The photos are pretty good. Why not write-up a trip-report and include them within it?"

He wasn't slapping your wrist :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:28 pm

Indeed - intrigued :D

Tickle us with a TR :lol:

It looks beautiful - I want to see more. 8)

Always best to take a positive spin on forum posts - that's generally more accurate. :D

But I'm still staying Shtoom :silent:
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby gammy leg walker » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:33 pm

Your a hard man kinley.you"ll put them of for good. :wink:
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby ade00 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:16 pm

You guys drive a hard bargin. TR added.
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:20 pm

I dont think it is ...wouldnt the bump on Suilven not have to be on the other side????
Just thinking about the geography of Ben Hope and Suilven on a map....I could be wrong though????
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:21 pm

8) Already pm'ed you - cheers, looks a great evening. 8) :D
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby ade00 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:27 pm

Thanks.

I love the far north. Can't get enough of it. I'll do a trip report of Klibreck and Loyal too.
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby kinley » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:31 pm

ade00 wrote:Thanks.

I love the far north. Can't get enough of it. I'll do a trip report of Klibreck and Loyal too.



That's the spirit. 8) :thumbup:
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby foggieclimber » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:53 pm

Chinese after the hill - my kind of hillwalking :)
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby thomas » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:17 pm

Mountainlove wrote:I dont think it is ...wouldnt the bump on Suilven not have to be on the other side????
Just thinking about the geography of Ben Hope and Suilven on a map....I could be wrong though????

if the pic is taken lookin southwest from ben hope then the bump on suilven is facing the right way
i think its suilven if you look at the rear of the bump i think you can see meall meadhonach !!!
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Re: Do I see suilven?

Postby LeithySuburbs » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:54 pm

Like Kinley, my original comments were in quiet jest ;). Cheers for sharing some great pics :D .
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