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Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin


Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:38 pm

Route description: Beinn Alligin

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Mor (Beinn Alligin), Tom na Gruagaich (Beinn Alligin)

Date walked: 15/10/2015

Time taken: 5.12 hours

Distance: 10.7 km

Ascent: 1568m

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The forecast of very good visibility and clouds free tops was good reason to go to Torridon again. Despite the distance, all the driving time :roll: and the fact that I need to be back home in the afternoon I was looking forward to go there...Torridon is really such a beautiful and special place and if the weather forecast is promising I did not want miss the opportunity of clear views... 8) :D :wink:
Destination chosen and the selection of mountains was easy: Beinn Eigh done already, Liathach keeping for longer day so Beinn Alligin looked like the right one for the limited-shorter time in a week day :D :D 8)
Prepared all my mountains stuff, information about Beinn Alligin and also some spare routes in different areas just in case of plan B or C, I set alarm for 01:00 am. I left home about 02:15 am and drove to the North...It's my usual time for my early morning's trips, usually I'm ok also driving the long distance after very short sleeping time, but this time I felt really sleepy during my way... :o Stopped many times for some short refreshing exercise outside of my car...By the reason I got to the car park around 07:15 am, 30-40 mins later than expected :crazy: On the positive side daylight just started slowly, no darkness like in the case of arriving earlier :lol: :lol: :lol:
I parked my car at the empty car park - nobody else crazy like me :lol: :lol: :lol: and then I started my walk at 07:24 am used the narrow nice path on the West side of the bridge and my plan was do the circle incl. the Horns clock-wise.

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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:39 pm

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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:39 pm

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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby jamesb63 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:23 pm

Beautiful Photos Petr :clap: :clap: Looks like you certainly got great weather for it
well deserved after your VERY early start :shock: :lol: :lol: wek done
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby spiderwebb » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:34 pm

You will have to slow down I cant keep up with your reports :lol:

Another great day there Petr and yes an early start. I think my record was 0230hrs which wasn't planned, although had only intended an hour later, but a late cup of tea before bed had other plans :lol:
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby martin.h » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:13 pm

That was very nice Petr, fantastic views, we missed all that when we were on Alligin due to clag so its just become another "must do it again in better weather" mountain and there's quite a few of those on the list :lol:
Fantastic stuff,
Cheers.
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Silver bullet » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:34 pm

Superb video , magic pictures, usual high standard report as always - leaves me desperate to do these ones myself.
Well done keep up the good work - Ricky
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Beaner001 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:10 pm

Brilliant Petr, love the pics of that fantastic round. Got great views over to Torridon today from Maole Cheann-dearg and An Ruadh-Stac :clap:
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Alteknacker » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:46 pm

Brilliant pics. :clap: :clap: I still have this one to do....
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby SecretSquirrel » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:14 pm

That is indeed an early start! But great sunrise pictures that make it worth the effort :clap: :clap:

The Torridon hills really are stunning, well captured in your pics. Thats whet my appetite for Torridon :D
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Petr Dakota » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:02 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Beautiful Photos Petr :clap: :clap: Looks like you certainly got great weather for it
well deserved after your VERY early start :shock: :lol: :lol: wek done

Thanks James :D
spiderwebb wrote:You will have to slow down I cant keep up with your reports :lol:

Another great day there Petr and yes an early start. I think my record was 0230hrs which wasn't planned, although had only intended an hour later, but a late cup of tea before bed had other plans :lol:

Thanks Dave :D I can imagine the late cup of tea :lol: by the reason I can't drink a tea shortly before bed time, especially for my very early starts :lol: ...even my sleeping time before most of my long distanced trips is just about 1-3 hours only :roll: usually waking up between midnight and 02:00 am - it's necessary for my one day's early trips :D :crazy:
martin.h wrote:That was very nice Petr, fantastic views, we missed all that when we were on Alligin due to clag so its just become another "must do it again in better weather" mountain and there's quite a few of those on the list :lol:
Fantastic stuff,
Cheers.

Thanks Martin :D I wish you get all the missed views on your re-run there :wink:
Silver bullet wrote:Superb video , magic pictures, usual high standard report as always - leaves me desperate to do these ones myself.
Well done keep up the good work - Ricky

Thanks Ricky :D You are bagging them quickly now 8) Well done you :clap: :clap: :clap:
Beaner001 wrote:Brilliant Petr, love the pics of that fantastic round. Got great views over to Torridon today from Maole Cheann-dearg and An Ruadh-Stac :clap:

Thanks Matt :D I just saw your fresh report...great walk you had :clap: :clap: :clap:
Alteknacker wrote:Brilliant pics. :clap: :clap: I still have this one to do....

Thanks :D You will love it there :wink:
SecretSquirrel wrote:That is indeed an early start! But great sunrise pictures that make it worth the effort :clap: :clap:

The Torridon hills really are stunning, well captured in your pics. Thats whet my appetite for Torridon :D

Thanks :D The sunrise and good visibility with a great views around makes the effort always rewarded :D
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Jaxter » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:11 pm

Aww looks like you got an absolutely gorgeous day. I did this walk in the clag at the beginning of August, and although it cleared later on, we never got anything near the views had! A cracking walk though, and such a beautiful area.
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:59 pm

Jaxter wrote:Aww looks like you got an absolutely gorgeous day. I did this walk in the clag at the beginning of August, and although it cleared later on, we never got anything near the views had! A cracking walk though, and such a beautiful area.

Thanks :) It was really great day in the mountains, sometime the trust to weather forecast is rewarded :D ...and the forecast sounded really good for the day, so I did not want miss the opportunity to see the beauty around...Torridon is very beautiful and special place...one of them where you really need the views from tops...for day like this Torridon deserve the effort of very early start and long distance drive even for such a short time :D :lol:

Pity you did not get the views, but I guess this is one of the places you will return again...I wish you get a clear day for it :wink:
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Silverhill » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:55 pm

Very nice Petr! You certainly make the most of you day by saving the driving for the night! Setting the alarm at 1am though…. :shock:
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Re: Sunrise in Torridon - Great views from Beinn Alligin

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:44 pm

Silverhill wrote:Very nice Petr! You certainly make the most of you day by saving the driving for the night! Setting the alarm at 1am though…. :shock:

Thank you :D
Waking up early gives me the opportunity to spend a longer time in a short day and also to catch a sunrise from a summit sometime...if the weather allow :D :wink:
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