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Two Skye Grahams The Storr and Hartaval

Two Skye Grahams The Storr and Hartaval


Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:28 pm

Route description: The Storr - ascent

Grahams included on this walk: Hartaval, The Storr

Date walked: 09/09/2015

Time taken: 4 hours

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Having come off Ben Tianavaig at about 0930hrs I had eyes on adding to my Graham count and with me not far from Portree thought the ideal pair would be The Storr and Hartaval. When I arrived at the start both sides of the road were being used as an overflow car park so I guessed the start was going to be kind of busy, nothing else for it, head down and go.

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Already hoards were milling around, some on their way down
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I was to be heading for the rear of Needle Rock on the right
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Getting quieter at this point
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Looking back towards Needle Rock
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The point it all got quiet on the hill with many not reaching this point
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The cliffs at Coire Scamadal
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View from summit cairm towards Hartaval
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Me on the summit of the Storr many thanks to the two tourists who made it to the summit
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Hartaval. When climbing stay on the left of the fenceline, take care in poor weather as the fenceline heads towards the cliffs on the East side
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View from the summit of Hartaval towards The Storr
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Looking along the cliffs on the East side of Hartaval
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The Rodmiester
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Re: Two Skye Grahams The Storr and Hartaval

Postby dooterbang » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:59 pm

Brilliant!! Incredible clarity is the blue sky :) I've been lucky enough to be up these in summer and winter conditions.

Cheers.
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Re: Two Skye Grahams The Storr and Hartaval

Postby The Rodmiester » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:14 pm

dooterbang wrote:Brilliant!! Incredible clarity is the blue sky :) I've been lucky enough to be up these in summer and winter conditions.

Cheers.


Hi dooterbang, a fabulous week for walking, made up for this crap Summer so far :lol: Once out of the way of the tourists I really enjoyed this walk. The original idea was to have done the ridge but other things came up.
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Re: Two Skye Grahams The Storr and Hartaval

Postby Silverhill » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:49 pm

Must go and visit. Must go and visit. Must go and visit! :D
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Re: Two Skye Grahams The Storr and Hartaval

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:40 am

Silverhill wrote:Must go and visit. Must go and visit. Must go and visit! :D


:lol: :lol: :lol: Make it soon :wink:
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Re: Two Skye Grahams The Storr and Hartaval

Postby MilanBohac » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:01 am

Is the weather real??? :lol: Anyway, fine walk, excellent views! Great report. :clap: I guess these will go to my to do list :wink:
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Re: Two Skye Grahams The Storr and Hartaval

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:13 am

MilanBohac wrote:Is the weather real??? :lol: Anyway, fine walk, excellent views! Great report. :clap: I guess these will go to my to do list :wink:


Hi MilanBohac, Skye is a must for you to visit, luckily the weather very kind last week :D Just goes to show that it's not all about Munros and Corbetts, some wonderful smaller hills with superb views.
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