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laughing troll on Ben more Coigach

laughing troll on Ben more Coigach


Postby jacob » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:57 pm

Route description: Ben More Coigach

Grahams included on this walk: Ben Mor Coigach, Sgurr an Fhidhleir

Date walked: 13/05/2015

Distance: 10.5 km

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We visited Scotland for the first time in 2014. Due to medical reasons, we couldn't do any walking, but from our tent on Ardmair camping, Ben More Coigach had been looking at me invitingly. This year May, we'd try to climb it's summit. Ben More Coigach had been patient. It was still looking at me in the same manner. Nature however was less patient. The day before the planned ascent on Ben More Coigach, it started storming and after long long hours, our tent got destroyed at 3 in the morning. We postponed the ascent with a few days, days that we used to warm ourselves up and dry our gear in a cottage in Ullapool. Photos from a slightly better weathered day.

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Half way up, crossing a nice little burn


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meeting with a laughing troll on our way up


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This beautiful dreamlandscape


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Assynt panorama


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More views on Assynt. I really fell in love with this part of Scotland. It's not just "a beautiful landscape" as there are many in the world. It really makes me feel different, strange, old in a good sense.


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taking the Assynt pictures


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Lunchtime. In the background Ardmair camping that unfortunately we had to leave. Poor tent.
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Overlooking beautiful Loch Broom
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Re: laughing troll on Ben more Coigach

Postby dooterbang » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:59 pm

Glad you made up BMC after your tent troubles.

It really is an amazing area, out of this world.

Oh I know what you mean regarding feeling different. I just feel I belong up there, and me a city boy!

Thanks for posting.
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Re: laughing troll on Ben more Coigach

Postby jacob » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:51 am

That's it. Belonging. Pity my lady doesn't feel that way...yet... I've got the migration plans ready.
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