by litljortindan » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:37 pm
Route description: Beinn Alligin
Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)
Date walked: 07/05/1995
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 10 km
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Don't remember too much about it other than the fine views and light and bumping into someone I knew vaguely on the top. They were bound for the pub whilst I was bound for a night on Tom na Gruagaich in a sleeping bag, on a carry mat and under the outside of a tent. Next morning though was overcast but a descent with high spirits brought on by the fine evening and night followed. Had no car then so hitch hiked possibly all the way back to Aberdeen and certainly as far as Inverness bus station as was often the case back then.
by malky_c » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:30 pm
by AnnieMacD » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:35 pm
by litljortindan » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:03 pm
malky_c wrote:Amazing colours on Beinn Dearg. Looks like the Badlands of South Dakota or something . I bet that was a night to remember.
Yes, it was quite a treat, particularly as it was my birthday. Ben Dearg always brings to mind its unbelievably wobbly west end. Fine hill though.
by litljortindan » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:09 pm
AnnieMacD wrote:Fantastic set of photos. I think we've lost something since going to digital - like atmosphere. These photos really transport one to the place!
Thanks Annie, glad you like them. Glad I got at least some of my old negatives scanned.
by Alteknacker » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:17 pm
by rockhopper » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:42 am
by litljortindan » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:53 pm
Alteknacker wrote:Great great set of pix . Must have been a great experience. This is one I still have to do...
Certainly one you should look forward to I'd say.
by litljortindan » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:01 pm
rockhopper wrote:very nice quality of light in your photos - must bring back great memories - cheers
Yeah, the light on the hill was great but the sunset itself was a slight anti-climax, maybe because the view west from where I was was really just over a relatively dull slope to the coast. I was quite pleased with the picture of the Horns even if it is something that has been photographed a million times. I'm not sure about the pictures bringing back memories though -they might become the memories if I look at them too much over the years.