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The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na Stri

The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na Stri


by Lenore » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:53 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Sgurr na Stri

Date walked: 19/07/2013

Time taken: 10 hours

Distance: 20 km

Ascent: 900m

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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby Musicfinder » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:03 am

Well done! A walk with unbeatable views and you provide the photos to prove it! Lenore, I look forward to more of your reports from your time on Skye.
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby wilkiemurray » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:08 am

cracking set of photos there- an amazing view pont - will need to head back there some point soon :)
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby clivegrif » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:48 pm

Thats fabulous! Its been a great year to visit Skye, and your trip must have been fantastic. Brilliant set of pictures to illustrate it. :clap:
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby lomondwalkers » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:08 pm

Stunning Lenore :clap: Has to be one of the finest places ever to camp. This is top of my list for summer 2014 now!!
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby rocket-ron » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:19 pm

well done lenore looks like you had a fab time :D
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby pollyh33 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:30 pm

Stunning :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby NickScots » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:53 pm

Nice pics. Sometimes the lonley trip is better, you sense more of your surroundings.
High mountain camps are best. You need go pick a still winter night for a high camp next.

What tent is it ?
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby ChrisW » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:27 am

wow - absolute stunner Lenore, what a wonderful camp site....and sitting in the stream for half an hour didn't sound too bad either :lol:
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby kevsbald » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:02 pm

Lenore,

only people who have done a high level camp in Scotland, know how truly beautiful it can be.
I know what you meant about the solitude being both alarming but also spirit-defining.

Thank you for sharing this experience.

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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby trekker53 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:16 pm

Great photos there Lenore. I don't think you'll get a better camp spot anywhere else.
This is one hike I have to do next week on the summer meet at Sligathan.
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby Lenore » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:45 am

Thank you for all the wonderful responses! Thanks savagealice, foggieclimber, dooterbang and Johnny Corbett :-) (I've not figured out how to do multiple quotes haha)
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby Lenore » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:50 am

The Rodmiester wrote:I cannot believe it, this is so spooky!, I'm checking out a lot of hills routes just now as I'm heading over to Skye in a couple of weeks for the Summer Meet of WH, and I have just read malkys report, and the first report after reading it, I see yours! I bet that made up for the dissapoinment of the Trotternish ridge being in clag! Some wonderful photographs and what a wild camp setting, very envious of you. Who needs munros when you get walks like that, marvellous :D


A coincidence indeed!! It's well worth doing this one, especially if you can catch that sunrise and / or sunset. I actually though sunrise was more beautiful because of the soft light on the Cuillin. Great you're going out for the meet, might be fewer midges by then ;-) Looking forward to see a report of whatever you end up climbing!

Malky_c, you led the way, thanks again :-D

Cheers blueyed, sunrise is my fav as well!
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby Lenore » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:56 am

Cheers mrssanta, gammy and johnkaysleftleg! Do go if you're in the neighborhood :-D

Liltjortindan, what a great little beach isn't it? I was annoyed to see so much trash in the bothy though... Must report that on the MBA site still. Rather appalling the amount of crap people leave. Thanks for the photos, but the second one won't load?
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby Lenore » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:59 am

Collaciotach wrote:Superb photographs and a craicing spot to camp looking over na h eileanan beaga .... my home islands :D


:-D That the small isles? Have been to Rum (magic!!!) And Eigg, but not yet Canna or little Muck :-)
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Re: The stuff that dreams are made of - high camp Sgurr na S

Postby Lenore » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:02 am

rockhopper wrote:Magic :thumbup: No wonder you were so chuffed with yourself.

Can remember being up on Sgurr a’Mhadaidh a few days after this looking down the loch to Sgurr na Stri thinking how good a site it would make for a camp - hope I get as good conditions as you if and when I do make it - cheers :)


Hope so too!! There is a bunch of spots to choose from if you have a small tent. Could get closer to the summit as well, but I took one a bit lower down to get the best views down ibto the loch. In fact, don't think my tent has ever been pitched so well! There was enough soil to get the pegs in and conditions were perfect. Not great for a foggy day, though, as I lost the path a few times coming down the next day :-p
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