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Affric high ridges

Affric high ridges


by xslawekx » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:54 am

Route description: Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Carn Eige), Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail

Date walked: 11/12/2012

Time taken: 10.25 hours

Distance: 28 km

Ascent: 2000m

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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby HighlandSC » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:10 pm

Stunning :clap:
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby Le Dude » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:37 pm

Mind blown. :shock: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby lochlaggan » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:33 pm

Excellent photos, many thanks for sharing.
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby dawnfoth » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:40 pm

Beautiful. Superb conditions. Jealous as hell. :D
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby malky_c » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:56 pm

Brilliant photos :D . Done these hills a couple of times now, but never in that circuit. Must do it sometime as it is a great round.
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby xslawekx » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:11 pm

Thanks again folks :)

@malky_c: hey Malcolm, are you getting bored of bagging lower hills now? :lol:
It is indeed a great circuit, especially in conditions I had on the day. There were a couple of unnerving moments, though, where the ridge past Garbh Bhealach narrows - I managed to scramble over the bands of rock (all iced up) and stick to the crest in all places but one where I had to climb back down and bypass over a dodgy looking cornice..
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby kevsbald » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:47 pm

Dobry!!!

Bardzo dobze?
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby xslawekx » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:11 pm

Tres bon, Monsieur Kevin :wink:
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby JonAksel » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:10 pm

It's very nice to see how these hills are in winter. I was there in May this year.
Some smashing pictures as well. Glad you forgot about the non-publishing button.
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby morag1 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:15 pm

Love these photos 8)
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby Graeme D » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:21 pm

Oh yes! Words are totally unnecessary! :clap:
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby maninblack » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:35 pm

Just come across this report. Thank you - simply amazing pictures.
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