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Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains


Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:34 pm

Route description: The Grey Corries

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Choinnich Mor

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Meall Mor (Rannoch Moor)

Date walked: 28/03/2016

Time taken: 7.09 hours

Distance: 18.88 km

Ascent: 1425m

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It's always great to spend a day in the beautiful scottish Highland and see all the outstanding mountains...either it's a monumental mountain or an simple wee hill...nothing is ordinary there...the country is simply beautiful !
You can see the beauty if you are lucky in a clear day...or you can feel the beauty even if hidden in clouds if you are there...if you are walking there...if you are climbing there...
I felt the Easter monday would be a great opportunity to feel the mountains...to see them, to walk them, to climb them. I wanted the feellings on that day, I wanted walk...I wanted climb...I wanted to see...I wanted to feel it...by my body...by my soul...by my heart...by the present time there in the Highlands. I wanted just enjoy the day out there and any views or any climbed Munro or just a wee hill would be a bonus............




It was wet...it was boggy...it was sunshine...it was cloudy...it was snow...it was misty...it was fogy...it was whiteout...it was snowing...it was rain shower.......and it was clear again....... :o :D :? :D :shock: 8) :?
............it was a day in scottish Highlands !!!
:D :D :D 8) 8) :wink:



Some shots on the way:

Good morning Rannoch Moor :D
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Closer to Glencoe 8)
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Stob Dearg - Buachaille Etive Mor
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Creise and the others...
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Buachaille Etive Mor
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Stob Coire Raineach - Buachaille Etive Beag
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Glencoe and the Pap of Glencoe over Loch Leven
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Loch Leven and the Pap - from the distance...
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...and some walks and climbing:


Approaching Glen Nevis:

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Almost empty car park in the morning
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Glen Nevis - Grey Corries

Distance: 17.01 km
Time: 6:34 h
Ascent: 1 248 m

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Steall waterfall
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The Glen ahead
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Looking back to Glen Nevis and Mamores
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Aonachs behind the tops
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Binnein Beag and Binnein Mor
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Blue sky behind the clouds...
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On my way up...looking back down
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Grey Corries in the clouds - misty ahead
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Towards Mamores
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Sgurr Choinnich Beag
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Looking ahead...no much optimistic view...there is the Munro and the ridge :roll:
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Aonachs in the mist
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Mamores again
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Looking back from the ascent
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...and from the higher level
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On the Grey Corries Ridge:


The summit of Sgurr Choinnich Mor :D
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Continuing the ridge
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Looking down
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Rocky, snowy, misty.......and narrow
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Hard to recognise the border between a cornice and snowy rock...whiteout ahead :crazy:

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Time to turn back...the Munro was a bonus of the day: :D


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Back on the ridge near the cornice
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In the lower level...looking back up, there is not change...still no visibility on the side on top :crazy:
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...and looking ahead to the Glen and Mamores - Ring of Steall in clouds
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Clearer sometimes...
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Looking back to the ridge...a different world there
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On my way back home I remembered an older report from Rod about a wee - short - quick hill near the road...a wee hill where you can get great views. :D

thank you for the tip Rod :thumbup:

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Rannoch Moor

Distance: 1.87 km
Time: 0:35 h
Ascent: 177 m

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No bad views for a wee hill :D


It was another great day in the mountains...enjoyed it all: driving and stopping for the shots, walking in the beautiful scottish nature, climbing the hills...and some calories burned as well ! :lol: :D :lol:



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After spending weekend at home with my family and having two wee trips with my daughter Cheyenne during the Easter weekend - happy to see her happy :D , then counting also this monday's trip to the mountains.......
I can just say:

"It was such a good Easter" :D :D :D


Some photos from two weekend's trips with Cheyenne:

The Falkirk Wheel:


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Loch Katrine:


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Last edited by Petr Dakota on Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:06 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby jamesb63 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:53 pm

Very nice pics Petr love the one of Steall falls :clap: :clap:
I done Chonnish Beag with the grey corrie route and it gave great views
I was not far from you as the crow flies over at the head of Glen Lyon
but early in the day the visability was poor at times but great to be out :wink:
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby Andrea Rosslyn » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:44 pm

It is like Highland´s poem....about mountain passion...with crazy adventour (whiteout)...but with happy ending! :wink: :clap:
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:33 pm

Some great pics here, Petr. I particularly like the ones of Stob Dearg and Creise with the thin band of mist on the ground. :clap: :clap: :clap:

And once on the hills, you obviously got some pretty good views, whiteout near the summit notwithstanding - as evidenced by some more excellent pics.

And finally, not forgetting Cheyenne - who looks very happy!
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:44 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Very nice pics Petr love the one of Steall falls :clap: :clap:
I done Chonnish Beag with the grey corrie route and it gave great views
I was not far from you as the crow flies over at the head of Glen Lyon
but early in the day the visability was poor at times but great to be out :wink:


Andrea Rosslyn wrote:It is like Highland´s poem....about mountain passion...with crazy adventour (whiteout)...but with happy ending! :wink: :clap:


Alteknacker wrote:Some great pics here, Petr. I particularly like the ones of Stob Dearg and Creise with the thin band of mist on the ground. :clap: :clap: :clap:

And once on the hills, you obviously got some pretty good views, whiteout near the summit notwithstanding - as evidenced by some more excellent pics.

And finally, not forgetting Cheyenne - who looks very happy!



Thank you all :D
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:55 pm

a weekend of contrasts right enough but turned out quite nicely - some nice atmospheric shots there - looked as though you made the most of it - cheers :)
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby PerthAlly » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:04 pm

Well done again Petr

Some lovely photos in there :clap:
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby dav2930 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:53 pm

Lots of great pics there Petr and it's nice to read such a heartfelt appreciation the Highlands. There was a lot more snow up there than the week before! Looked quite challenging on Sgurr Choinnich Mor with those cornices in the mist! :clap:
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby ancancha » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:54 pm

Shame not to get the views from the summit Petr, but an adventure to remember :clap:
A long walk in to get this one :!:
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:11 am

rockhopper wrote:a weekend of contrasts right enough but turned out quite nicely - some nice atmospheric shots there - looked as though you made the most of it - cheers :)

Thank you :D really enjoyed all the day(s) with all the differences :D
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:11 am

PerthAlly wrote:Well done again Petr

Some lovely photos in there :clap:

Thank you Ally :D
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:14 am

dav2930 wrote:Lots of great pics there Petr and it's nice to read such a heartfelt appreciation the Highlands. There was a lot more snow up there than the week before! Looked quite challenging on Sgurr Choinnich Mor with those cornices in the mist! :clap:

Thank you :D There was some fresh snow over the harder icy on the tops and also some fresh snow on the hills during my way in the morning... :o
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:17 am

ancancha wrote:Shame not to get the views from the summit Petr, but an adventure to remember :clap:
A long walk in to get this one :!:

Thank you Craig :D it belongs to the hillwalking, at least I got the mixed conditions that day and I hope I will get the views when I will do the Grey Corries from the North some weeks later :wink:
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby teaandpies » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:48 pm

Tagging that wee sub looks so easy :lol:
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Re: Easter monday snaps: The taste of Mountains

Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:09 pm

teaandpies wrote:Tagging that wee sub looks so easy :lol:

It is ! :lol:
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