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An after breakfast walk.

An after breakfast walk.


Postby gaffr » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:16 pm

Date walked: 25/12/2014

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Rolling stone dragged the old folks out assuring us that we would get above the foggy haar that filled the valley of the Spey.
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Escaping the foggy stuff.

The whole scene cleared as we ascended towards Creag Mhor and later onto Creag Righ Tharailt overlooking the wildlife park. The surface hoar crystals were appearing on the snow surface.
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Grand outlook towards the Western Cairngorms.
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Re: An after breakfast walk.

Postby Gordie12 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:08 pm

Wish I had got out on Xmas Day - that looked great once out of the fog.
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Re: An after breakfast walk.

Postby litljortindan » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:46 pm

Beautiful. Looks like the western equivalent of Morrone for the views. I've persuaded myself that I can see Sgor Gaoith in your pics.
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Re: An after breakfast walk.

Postby gaffr » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:37 pm

Yes, Litljortindan, Sgor Gaoith is just above the big shadow in the fourth image. :) When I first went to the Cairngorms there were five named Munros on the western front. :)
Perhaps better to think of them as did Nan Shepherd, who so eloquently wrote of them, in her book.

'The plateau is the true summit of these mountains; they must be seen as a single mountain, and the individual tops, Ben MacDhui, Braeriach and the rest, though sundered from one another by fissures and deep descents, are no more than eddies on the plateau surface. One does not look upwards to spectacular peaks but downwards from the peaks to spectacular chasms.' :)
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