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Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul


Postby iainwatson » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:04 pm

Munros included on this walk: Gairich

Date walked: 24/10/2012

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 871m

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not a walk report as such but thought it belonged here rather than general discussion.

i've walked many a hill and usually i'm fairly quick over routes for several reasons but this walk was to be very different.

i literally switched off,opened my mind and tuned into the land,i did not time my walk as usual (left my watch in the van on purpose) and my phone was off so as to immerse myself in the surroundings and i let myself get lost in the beauty of Scotlands wild landscape,i soaked it all in - the autumn colours,the fresh smell of the pine woods,views as far as the eye could see it was all there in abundance.In short i could sum it up by saying i felt connected to my surroundings :D i sat for ages at the summit watching a group of crows showing off their flying skills and i'm convinced it was a show from them,i've never watched birds in flight for any length of time before but it was fantastic and although they lacked the royalty of an eagle it was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.when i left the summit i avoided taking the path back out and literally wandered about the hillside in the general direction of where i needed to go,completely oblivious of time....it was Magical!

anyway,here is a short vid of the day,i hope you enjoy it :D

Last edited by iainwatson on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:44 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby dogplodder » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:46 pm

No words to describe how beautiful this is. Just stunning. :D

I was up Sgurr na Lapaich the same day but had a lot more cloud than this.
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby soulminer » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:25 pm

A gem to behold- it does the soul good to be out and about on such days 8)
Cheers.
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:29 pm

The only regret i have about climbing Gairich is i never kept it for the final one. The views from the summit are the best i've ever had. :D
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby basscadet » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:35 pm

Sounds like you had an amazing day.. :thumbup:

Have to wait till I get home to watch the video though, as the It folk are killjoys :(

You describe perfectly why I like camping out so much.. No rush to get back, just amble on, take your time and let yourself get absorbed into the countryside.. Even in the tent, I get absorbed into the life of the insects inhabiting the porch.. This is also why I'm usually alone.. just not the same with someone spoiling the tranquility :lol:
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby madasa mongoose » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:03 pm

Amazing Iain. My kind of walking and Dire Straits to boot. Thanks so much for posting! :D
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby 147cjl » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:20 pm

great video and choice of music. always gets me that one.

"These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be",

thanks for posting that
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:03 pm

Cant add much to whats been said Iain,just awsome mate.
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby Stretch » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:34 pm

Magic indeed pal, magic indeed. I miss it!
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby Alan S » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:49 pm

Crackin Iain 8) love that video :D
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby McLEOD » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:50 pm

Fantastic :clap:
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby mgmt! » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:40 pm

interesting post iain, and some smashing views in the video. there is a song by a band called grandaddy called the group who couldnt say, its about a group of townies who are in the countryside and cant see whats around them, then they all get it, they see the beauty in whats around them. it seems your experience on gairich was a similar moment.
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby iainwatson » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:53 am

thank you all for the very kind replies! :D

i enjoy making up wee videos of my walks so to hear that others enjoy it is great :thumbup:

i tried to explain why this walk was amazing but struggled to put it in words,its almost impossible to explain to be honest but it was THE most amazing day yet!

the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when i think back on it or watch the video :D
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby jonny616 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:47 am

jealous.com :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Gairich-a feast for the eyes...and the soul

Postby monty » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:21 pm

Excellent vodeo Ian. From Dawn till Dusk. Superb views and great weather. Nice. :clap:
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