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Sgurr na Stri

Sgurr na Stri


Postby IainG » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:00 pm

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

Date walked: 10/04/2010

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Date: Saturday 10th April 2010
Present: Me and WJ
Weather: Stunner
Hill: Sgurr na Stri.

Note: All these shots were taken on film cameras with different films, so wee differences in tones.

Taking advantage of the excellent forecast, we headed up North West for a couple of days walking. Sgurr na Stri on Skye was a hill which looked like a cracking viewpoint from which to view the Black Cuillin.

After a night parked up below Blaven, we headed along to Kilmarie, North of Elgol to the start of the walk.

A shot of Blaven that morning:

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From Kilmarie, a fine track leads across the rolling ground. You can just see the Cuillin peaking over the top.

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Looking back from where we came:

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As we reached the high point of the pass, the views just opened up spectacularly. Looking north:

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First peek at the sea.

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Sgurr na Stri and Sgurr Hain in the foreground.

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As we continued, we could see Camasunary, the Bothy, and the spectacular bay, overlooked by our target of the day, Sgurr na Stri.

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We made our way up to the bealach between the hills, stopping to admire the incredible views.

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Looking over the Cuillin

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Looking down to Loch Coruisk

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Camasunary.

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The ruin by Camasunary with it's interesting signage!

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Last look out to the bay before we climbed the track back out.

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Re: Sgurr na Stri

Postby kinley » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:57 pm

8) Cracking stuff Iain :D

One of the best hills in Scotland.

Some great film work there 8)
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Re: Sgurr na Stri

Postby Glenrothes » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:21 pm

Excellent walk there Iain. Walked round to Camasunary with Gaz when recovering from the broken leg two years ago and truely a stunning place. You and WJ certainly picked a great weekend for a return to Skye.

A real eye-opener looking at the different film types but brilliant results :thumbup:
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Re: Sgurr na Stri

Postby IainG » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:02 pm

Cheers for the comments!

Incidentally, I got one of the shots published on the BBC..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8625015.stm
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Re: Sgurr na Stri

Postby Graeme D » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:29 am

Fantastic stuff there Iain. Weather like that was made for things like that! 8) Last time I was at Camasunary 2 years ago having walked along Loch Scavaig from Elgol it bucketed it down all day - one of the foulest days of weather I've experienced anywhere in a so-called Scottish summer. Nice to see it looking alltogether finer here!
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Re: Sgurr na Stri

Postby gaffr » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:59 am

Nice shots of the Dubhs Ridge and Coruisk.
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