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A Lochaber wild camp - Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse (Part 1)

A Lochaber wild camp - Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse (Part 1)


Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Route description: Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse

Corbetts included on this walk: Cruach Innse, Sgurr Innse

Date walked: 11/10/2014

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On the summit of Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse

http://youtu.be/cCi4auFoMLs?list=UUJyJKu3ysdceGqK_JaZFUNA

A Lochaber Wild camp –

A heavy head (self inflicted from the night before!!) had me dithering on whether to head out or not. I had planned a wild camp and bagging the two Innses and then a bike and hike was planned with my brother the following day. Surely I’d get my “fix” from the bike n hike…mmm

In the end I decided to head out and by two pm I was leaving Corriechoille and soon passing the Wee Minister – he was scary enough at this time of day!!!

ImageDSC09935 by mountains MJVW, on Flickr

I was thinking of heading up Cruach Innse and pitching the tent then heading out to Sgurr Innse before returning. However common sense eventually found its way through the cobwebs and I headed for the Bealach and dropped the pack and headed directly up Sgurr Innes. A cracking little peak with great views to Stob Ban and co  I was soon heading back to the bealach to pick up the camping gear…. The ascent up Cruach Innse was harder as expected with the weight of the camping gear – however no rush and no midgies to chase me up the hill – the joys of camping a little later in the year

I soon found the top just after Five and set about getting the camp set up before dark. The spot wasn’t too bad with fine views over Glen Spean and across to the Grey Corries.

ImageWild camp sun by mountains MJVW, on Flickr

No sunset though as a shower headed in just as the sun was setting and also as I was having me tea! Tea in Tent  However there is something therapeutic about the sound of rain on the tent (when dry and inside!!). Good news was that the rain eventually went off and I ventured outside into the dark…. To my surprise there was a large moon and lots of stars-Not too sure how to take night time shots so I then spent lots of time experimenting with the camera – some of the results below…….

ImageStarry SCARP by mountains MJVW, on Flickr

Imagepano illum by mountains MJVW, on Flickr

Imagehead torch by mountains MJVW, on Flickr

ImageStob Coire na Ceannain nighttime by mountains MJVW, on Flickr

ImageSCARP WITH gREY cORRIES BEHIND by mountains MJVW, on Flickr


After a reasonable nights sleep I woke to a benign morning. As always the coffee tasted sooo good on the summit. After my caffeine boost- I headed down to the car and off to meet my brother in Perthshire for our next day of fun 
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Re: A Lochaber wild camp - Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse (Par

Postby scoob999 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:41 pm

Nice one :clap:

We really enjoyed these two when we done them :D this camping thing just looks more appealing all the time :? might have to try it :D
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Postby Huff_n_Puff » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Great - love the video, and will look forward to part 2 :clap: :clap:
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Postby SAVAGEALICE » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:18 pm

great stuff ..as always :clap: :D
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Re: A Lochaber wild camp - Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse (Par

Postby The Rodmiester » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:37 pm

Nice hills these! Love the head torch photograph, excellent video as always. :D
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Re: A Lochaber wild camp - Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse (Par

Postby dawnfoth » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:39 pm

Wow!! You always have the most amazing adventures! Pictures are superb!! :D
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Re: A Lochaber wild camp - Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse (Par

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:14 pm

scoob999 wrote:Nice one :clap:

We really enjoyed these two when we done them :D this camping thing just looks more appealing all the time :? might have to try it :D


Thanks Scoob - I love the wild camping, in act its probably my favourite outdoors past time. it can be a bit of a pain lugging the equipment up but usually its worth it :D

Would thoroughly recommend it tho

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Re: A Lochaber wild camp - Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse (Par

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Huff_n_Puff wrote:Great - love the video, and will look forward to part 2 :clap: :clap:


Thanks Huff and Puff

Think Part two will see a report tomorrow morning :) - depends if the hangover is as bad as last weeks ;)
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Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:15 pm

SAVAGEALICE wrote:great stuff ..as always :clap: :D


Thanks - hope you enjoyed the video :)
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Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:16 pm

The Rodmiester wrote:Nice hills these! Love the head torch photograph, excellent video as always. :D


Thank you - had more darkness to play around in - another advantage of camping at this time of year (as well as less midg :))

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Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:17 pm

dawnfoth wrote:Wow!! You always have the most amazing adventures! Pictures are superb!! :D


Thanks Dawn :D
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Postby gammy leg walker » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:27 pm

Once again you pictures and videos are superb,thanks again for posting.
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Postby spiderwebb » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:33 pm

Wonderful pics and vid, I think its time to get into this wild camping at altitude that is rather than previous excursions, the photo opportunities abound. Thank you for posting :D
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Postby Collaciotach » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:49 pm

Aye hard to beat a high camp :D

Gle mhath a bhalaich :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A Lochaber wild camp - Cruach Innse and Sgurr Innse (Par

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:10 am

gammy leg walker wrote:Once again you pictures and videos are superb,thanks again for posting.


Thanks GLW :) Glad youliked them :D

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