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The Storr - a Lean to the Right...

The Storr - a Lean to the Right...


Postby AndrewP » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:41 pm

Route description: The Storr - ascent

Grahams included on this walk: The Storr

Date walked: 29/08/2009

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 8 km

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The Storr or Lean to the Right as Ya Go
29 Aug 2009
We thought we'd pay a visit to the Old Man of Storr, and thence head up to The Storr for an easy walk.
Continuing our impeccable choice of weather, we were hit by a squall just as we were leaving the Old Man (pictured),
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and which continued until we had done most of our descent on the southern side of the Storr. Image
So again our Memento From the Top is two foolishly grinning faces in thick grey air.
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The Storr never got its head out of the clouds that day.
Not much more to say, as the route has been really well described except to say stay well west when descending from the cairn in low vis, so as to keep right of the first gully, and that the further north of the two ascent routes described (ie the gentler climb) is easier to pick in close fog.
What was remarkable to us was how strong the wind was. Definitely our windiest walk, though not quite blowing us over.
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After that, we visited Kilt Falls and saw the most magnificent double rainbow from the cliff. At times, nearly 3/4 full.
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Last edited by AndrewP on Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: The Storr - a Lean to the Right...

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:06 am

Love that rainbow! In these gale conditions the waterfalls sometimes go up instead of down! :?
Neist Point Skye Dec 08.JPG
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Re: The Storr - a Lean to the Right...

Postby AndrewP » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:32 pm

Ah yes! We had that happen on Scafell Pyke (report to come).
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Re: The Storr - a Lean to the Right...

Postby mountain coward » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:29 am

Love the foolishy grinning faces photo! :lol:
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