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The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter nick

The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter nick


by wilkiemurray » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:19 pm

Route description: Ben Nevis by the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

Munros included on this walk: Ben Nevis, Carn Mor Dearg

Date walked: 01/03/2013

Time taken: 6.5 hours

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 1700m

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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:52 pm

That was brilliant, one of the best reports i've seen, if not the best. :thumbup:
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby heatheronthehills » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:50 pm

Wow - what can I say - simply awesome!! I would definitely pay to watch your videos....! I don't know what your 'day job' is but you should think about doing this instead as you do an amazing job at it. The choice of music is always fab - and Caledonia is one of my all time favourites.....guaranteed to make me cry every time !! Looks like you had the best day ever on the ben. I did the same route in April last year (and it was in Trail magazine) and we had similar conditions. I had been avoiding doing it as I didn't want to join crowds but when we did it there was hardly anyone there and it was amazing. Thankyou so much for posting this, and taking the time to make it a shared experience. It is truly appreciated :clap:
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby Hill-loving lady » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:48 pm

Wow - what an amazing video! Awestruck!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby Del246 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:59 pm

Simply stunning
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby soapy27 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:09 pm

Absolutely amazing video there wilkeymurray :clap: :clap: :clap: what a day for it as well stunning mate
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby Torridon_snails » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:49 pm

Brilliant photos and video! Congratulations. That video must have taken ages to produce - it's so well done with lots of different kinds of shots and the titles and music etc. It takes us months to produce a website and report with just still photos on it - don't know how you do it!

Thanks for posting it - we really enjoyed the video, and we don't normally look at videos much: this one was breathtaking. We'll keep an eye out for more of yours!

All the best,

Daniel and Clare (Torridon_snails)
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby superarch » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:39 am

Spectacular. think this could be on my list to dos this year. Amazing scenery and to get it in such good conditions too.Thanks for sharing
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby sonic » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:41 am

This walk report is fantastic, don't watch a lot of the videos on here as i never have the time(and work computer has no sound) glad i took the time to look at this one, absolutely brilliant.
I know you have probably been asked this question a million times but what do you shoot your video with?
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby dogplodder » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:54 am

Thank you so much for all the effort you put into making that video - it's breath-taking! :clap: I won't ever do the arrete in these conditions so it's brilliant to have done it with you visually! :D
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:24 pm

brpro26 wrote:Sheer class...feel I should be paying some sort of royalties after watching the video.
If you can pick days like that on the hills I'll leave you my number, more reliable than MWIS. :clap:


Feel free - I!ll pass on my bank details - haha :lol: :lol: glad you like it though...

Regards the weather - just got lucky for a change
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:27 pm

heatheronthehills wrote:Wow - what can I say - simply awesome!! I would definitely pay to watch your videos....! I don't know what your 'day job' is but you should think about doing this instead as you do an amazing job at it. The choice of music is always fab - and Caledonia is one of my all time favourites.....guaranteed to make me cry every time !! Looks like you had the best day ever on the ben. I did the same route in April last year (and it was in Trail magazine) and we had similar conditions. I had been avoiding doing it as I didn't want to join crowds but when we did it there was hardly anyone there and it was amazing. Thankyou so much for posting this, and taking the time to make it a shared experience. It is truly appreciated :clap:


Thanks heather - I do sometimes wonder about my music choices in the ids as not always to everyone's taste - glad one person approves though :)

Think I!ll stick to my day job for the time being though :wink:
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:31 pm

Thanks for all your kind replies- much appreciated - glad some of you enjoy he videos and also watch them- good to know its not just me watching and reliving them :lol: :D :D :lol:
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby Bod » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:01 am

A stunning report there with some real talent and improvision into filming that I would have no idea about how to set up and arrange. Well done and thank you for sharing, we walked the exact same route last May; the only difference being the winter conditions :D :D :clap:
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby dooterbang » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:13 am

Great report as usual and nice to see your getting more hits.

Not done this in the snow but looking forward to it.

Cheers.
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Re: The Finest Ridge walk in UK?CMD arete in perfect winter

Postby PeteR » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:32 pm

Another from the top drawer :D A great route - looking even better in winter, but my wife would kill me if I did it this time of year :lol: And other superb video to go with it. Simply stunning :D
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