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The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker


by Anne C » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:27 pm

Route description: Beinn Damh (or Ben Damph)

Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Damh

Date walked: 15/11/2014

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 903m

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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Sarah86 » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:43 pm

As others have said, WOW. An area I have never visited but your photos are simply stunning. I really enjoyed reading your report and viewing your photos, it must have been wonderful to waken to such a day so you could achieve what you set out to do. These views are breathtaking.
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby weaselmaster » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:46 pm

Just love the pics - particularly the one of the final ridge
What fantastic weather to see these hills in
:mrgreen:
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby AnnieMacD » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:15 pm

Oh, Anne, these are fantastic photos and a wonderful report. Your enthusiasm shines through! I was on Fuar Tholl the same day - it was magical too.

I never feel like eating on the hill either and, if it's a shortish day, forego lunch. However, I force myself to eat if it's a long day as it does wonders for the energy reserves!
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Old Bill » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:23 pm

Like everyone else.... cracking photos!!! What a great looking day! :-)
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Sick Kid » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:57 pm

Excellent report!!!
Love this area so much, and to see it laid out like that.....WOW! I'm kinda jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Missed out on a chance to climb this baby last year, but maybe it's saving itself for a day like this too, hope so :D
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Anne C » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:44 pm

Sick Kid wrote:Excellent report!!!
Love this area so much, and to see it laid out like that.....WOW! I'm kinda jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Need to get yourself up there again! It is so fantastic.


Sarah86 wrote:As others have said, WOW. An area I have never visited but your photos are simply stunning. I really enjoyed reading your report and viewing your photos, it must have been wonderful to waken to such a day so you could achieve what you set out to do. These views are breathtaking.

Thanks Sarah :D One of the finest views I've seen from any mountain, though I've got a lot still to do and experience! Hopefully more gems to come.

Old Bill wrote:Like everyone else.... cracking photos!!! What a great looking day! :-)


Thanks Old Bill.
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Phil the Hill » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:58 pm

There's something extra special about getting a good day on the hill after several days of bad weather.

The colour and light in your photos are fantastic. November is one time of year I've not yet visited the Highlands. On this evidence that needs to be rectified asap.
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Anne C » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:00 pm

AnnieMacD wrote:Oh, Anne, these are fantastic photos and a wonderful report. Your enthusiasm shines through! I was on Fuar Tholl the same day - it was magical too.

I never feel like eating on the hill either and, if it's a shortish day, forego lunch. However, I force myself to eat if it's a long day as it does wonders for the energy reserves!


Hi Annie - thank you and great to say hello again! Incredible that you were not so far away that day, what a lovely thought. I actually wondered , when we reached the summit, what you might be doing on such a cracking day , given you live nearby. We'd been up and over the Bealach na Ba two days before - gale force, freezing wind, but clear, then into the Applecross Inn for lunch.Very envious of where you live!

Yes I think forcing yourself to snack on something makes a big difference as I've been caught out exhausted with a sugar crisis a couple of times through not eating before the walk. :roll: Really stupid.This time I 'forced' myself to scoff down two rolls and sausage for breakfast.Magic!
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby rockhopper » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:34 pm

What a cracker of a day to get for this walk - great set of photos to show the area off at it best - certainly brightened up my day ! - cheers :)
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Anne C » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:44 pm

weaselmaster wrote:Just love the pics - particularly the one of the final ridge
What fantastic weather to see these hills in
:mrgreen:


rockhopper wrote:What a cracker of a day to get for this walk - great set of photos to show the area off at it best - certainly brightened up my day ! - cheers :)


Thanks to you both! :D

Phil the Hill wrote:There's something extra special about getting a good day on the hill after several days of bad weather.

The colour and light in your photos are fantastic. November is one time of year I've not yet visited the Highlands. On this evidence that needs to be rectified asap.


Yes - get up there, definitely.I really think late autumn/early winter is the best time for colour and light.You won't believe the way the hills change from green/gold to deep orange.And the air is so cold and - after a hoolie has blown - very clear.Dramatic light even in poorest weather when the sun suddenly breaks through a little.
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby malky_c » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:20 pm

Some amazing clarity in those photos. This and Huff_n_Puff's report from Beinn Liath Mhor make for a classic pair - both in the running for report of the month, I would have thought :D

Must head back here this winter - only been up here once for some reason.
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Anne C » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:35 pm

malky_c wrote:Some amazing clarity in those photos. This and Huff_n_Puff's report from Beinn Liath Mhor make for a classic pair - both in the running for report of the month, I would have thought :D

Must head back here this winter - only been up here once for some reason.


Thanks malky_c - glad you liked the photos and report. I think Torridon tends to just blow you away when you see it in great weather and light (even in not such good light!). Have been going up there several times in the last 2 years but never got it like that.It's been some autumn/early winter.
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Crib Goch » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:36 pm

Brilliant walk report and fantastic photos - a worthy walk of the month!

You have shown me what I missed - we walked Beinn Damh on a rotten day in June last year with clag down to 1000ft - saw nowt. Saw it in all its glory though from Beinn Liath Mhor in September. Great stuff.

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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby dogplodder » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:03 pm

A worthy report of the month winner! :clap:
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Re: The Mountain of the Stag: A Torridon Cracker

Postby Anne C » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:55 pm

dogplodder wrote:A worthy report of the month winner! :clap:

Thanks dogplodder...I thought my report was pretty tame compared to many others.What a difference the great weather and Nov colours made to so many posters photos last month.A walkhighlands calendar is in order I think!
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