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happy toads and knoydart sunset

happy toads and knoydart sunset


Postby dunrig » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:07 pm

Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Knoydart)

Date walked: 03/04/2014

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A sore knee meant more ambitious plans shelved, took the well trodden path from Glenfinnan to Inverie carefully and slowly. Left my pack for the misty plod to Meall Buidhe to see how my knee held out - all trip it was just about bearable. You don't know what you've got till it is gone. Young Henrik from Sweden was in a hurry on the Cape Wrath trail, this was his project for outdoor college. Picked up a few ticks on the way. It was all worth it for the whisky and sunset at Inverie. Given good weather my choice would be to take a bivi bag and sleep on the hills around this route. Alone in that high silence experience the rough bounds of your being - if you are lucky...

One grows used to the weather,/The landscape and that;/And the sublime comes down/to the spirit itself, -
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Re: happy toads and knoydart sunset

Postby bairdo boy » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:43 pm

Great pictures dunrig. I was hoping to do this walk later in the year. Did you tackle this in the one day? I was going to do it over three and do few hills along the way
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Re: happy toads and knoydart sunset

Postby Bod » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:26 am

Very nice, would love to do that too. I know the area well but have never yet walked in from Glenfinnan :D :D :clap:
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Re: happy toads and knoydart sunset

Postby rockhopper » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:30 pm

Nice one - hoping to get up here this year - great if the weather's as good as yours :roll: How long did it take you to walk from Glenfinnan to Inverie - looks a fair distance ? - cheers :)
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Re: happy toads and knoydart sunset

Postby dunrig » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:01 am

I had a sore knee it took me 3 slow days to get to Inverie - Henrik could probably have ran it in 1, looking at the map I would guess with Meall Buidhe over 25 miles with 2500m of ascent
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Re: happy toads and knoydart sunset

Postby malky_c » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:31 pm

Lovely photos at the end :) . Off to explore Loch Morar in a couple of days, so looking forward to being back in the area.
dunrig wrote:looking at the map I would guess with Meall Buidhe over 25 miles with 2500m of ascent

That's probably a morning's worth of stiff walking for rockhopper :lol:
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Re: happy toads and knoydart sunset

Postby rockhopper » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:02 pm

malky_c wrote:Lovely photos at the end :) . Off to explore Loch Morar in a couple of days, so looking forward to being back in the area.
dunrig wrote:looking at the map I would guess with Meall Buidhe over 25 miles with 2500m of ascent
That's probably a morning's worth of stiff walking for rockhopper :lol:
:lol: :lol: in my dreams...if only that were true :lol: no, think I'll be taking a shorter route in when I get here :roll: :wink: - cheers :)
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Re: happy toads and knoydart sunset

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:44 pm

Lovely photos - and a stunning area :D
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