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pleasant morning on Stac Pollaidh

pleasant morning on Stac Pollaidh


Postby litljortindan » Wed May 29, 2013 11:25 pm

Route description: Stac Pollaidh ridge and circuit

Grahams included on this walk: Stac Pollaidh

Date walked: 29/05/2013

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 4 km

Ascent: 500m

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I think this was my tenth visit here. I had wanted to go to Quinag instead but I also wanted to get some photos in early morning light and the weather forecast indicated a limited window for this of dawn to 7am before cloud would gather (it didn't). I was a bit slow driving up so I switched to Stac Pollaidh and I wasn't disappointed -always something different in each of those ten visits. This time stands out because it was my first early morning walk here so shadows in unexpected places transforming the views...
Note to self is that bright sunshine saturates my flip video camera so shouldn't point at sun too much or should just get a new camera; will have to at some point anyway as flip seem to have disappeared.


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view from the east end
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one of the many protrusions
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sun rising over Cul Mor
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Cul Mor again
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the west summit and its shadow
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scramble to the west top
Last edited by litljortindan on Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:21 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: pleasant morning on Stac Pollaidh

Postby GraemeMac » Thu May 30, 2013 1:28 am

I don't think pleasant is a strong enough adjective to describe the morning that you got, great stuff :D
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Re: pleasant morning on Stac Pollaidh

Postby Lenore » Thu May 30, 2013 6:28 am

Lovely pictures of a superb little hill!!
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Re: pleasant morning on Stac Pollaidh

Postby litljortindan » Thu May 30, 2013 1:10 pm

Lenore wrote:Lovely pictures of a superb little hill!!


Thanks. Well, you know, my philosophy is take loads and some are bound to turn out ok!
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Re: pleasant morning on Stac Pollaidh

Postby litljortindan » Thu May 30, 2013 1:16 pm

GraemeMac wrote:I don't think pleasant is a strong enough adjective to describe the morning that you got, great stuff :D


I agree. Can't find the words to state it so try instead to find the right way to understate! Yes, it was a beautiful morning and reminded me just how great Scotland can be.
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