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Suilven - summit wild camp.

Suilven - summit wild camp.


Postby davgil » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:23 pm

Route description: Suilven

Grahams included on this walk: Suilven

Date walked: 17/10/2015

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A short video and a few photos of my solo overnight wild camp on the summit of Suilven:



The walk in was simply beautiful and I soaked up every minute of it by regularly stopping for photos and filming.

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The final pose :D and a last look round before heading downhill and off for a quick hike up Stac Pollaidh.

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Unfortunately there was no colourful sunrise to round off a great trip.
It just gives me an excuse to get up there again!
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby Ch55 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:49 pm

Good on you - great pics. That's been on my list too.
There aren't many summits round here with such a perfect camping platform.
I wouldn't fancy any tent's chances up there tonight, though.
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby wilkiemurray » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:17 pm

Really enjoyed that David - excellent video and edit. Fabulous weather and an experience that will no doubt last long in the memory- great film and loved the film of the reflction of Suilven over the misty mirror waters :)

ATB

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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby rockhopper » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:41 pm

Sublime :thumbup:
Even without the sunrise, a cracking result ! :clap:
Not sure about 19kg + water though, quite a weight to carry.
I see you also use a sawyer mini filter - great product - cheers :)
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby Mal Grey » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:56 pm

Absolutely lovely little film, and some great stills too.
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:30 pm

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! You certainly had the weather for it! It's on the list - just a pity it's 11 hours away :( .
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby Silverhill » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:04 pm

What a fantastic trip and I can’t believe this is October!
Lovely video and pictures. 8)
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby mountainstar » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:51 pm

Fantastic!
As you know (I think) I was also camping on the summit a few days later, what a magic place to spend the night, one I will never forget, and I'm sure you feel the same.
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby davgil » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:25 pm

Thanks for the kind comments everyone, it really was a memorable trip.

mountainstar wrote:Fantastic!
As you know (I think) I was also camping on the summit a few days later, what a magic place to spend the night, one I will never forget, and I'm sure you feel the same.


I didn't know you were on here when I saw the video mountainstar, I think we were both very fortunate with the weather. Even with a good forecast it's good to have some luck on your side.
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby mountainstar » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:29 pm

davgil wrote:Thanks for the kind comments everyone, it really was a memorable trip.

mountainstar wrote:Fantastic!
As you know (I think) I was also camping on the summit a few days later, what a magic place to spend the night, one I will never forget, and I'm sure you feel the same.


I didn't know you were on here when I saw the video mountainstar, I think we were both very fortunate with the weather. Even with a good forecast it's good to have some luck on your side.

My TR is on here as well now.
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Re: Suilven - summit wild camp.

Postby fälensee » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:13 pm

Wow! Great photos and video :clap: Going to be in Assynt May/June and Suilven is definetely on my list :D
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