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Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For


by jupe1407 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:55 pm

Route description: Sgurr na Stri

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Sgurr na Stri

Date walked: 26/03/2017

Time taken: 27 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 943m

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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - The Stuff of Dreams

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:33 pm

great report and smashing shots - brought back some great memories - what a place :)

ATB

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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - The Stuff of Dreams

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:39 pm

Mal Grey wrote:
Sometimes you get lucky anyway, our time at Camasunary was a bad weather alternative due to strong winds and poor snow conditions, and, between the showers, the weather was wonderful. I still can't believe that the first time I went to Skye, '91 I think, we had 10 days of great weather and climbed all over the Cuillin.


10 days of great weather? Unheard of :lol:

basscadet wrote:I'm glad the camp was as good as you had expected - looked brilliant :)


Thanks Seana, this was one of those rare trips where everything goes as well as can be hoped with no disasters. Slightly unsettling in some ways :lol:

litljortindan wrote:"Best view in Britain" is a can of worms but it would certainly be in my top ten. Great pictures and, for me, great memories brought back by seeing Camasunary again. Thanks!
Been up Sgurr na Stri a few times but it was the first trip that stands out -probably because of the evening light; makes a big difference.


Thanks :) I love Camasunary, it's about the 4th time I've been there and was the first walk of any sort i did on Skye. It's a special place with it's own atmosphere.

cbas104 wrote:Cracking JP - some great photos....I can think of a few stunning view points in Scotland, but this is definitely right up there!! Oh, and btw porridge pots are never a necessary evil in my book - there are many more palatable things to eat on a hill!


Thanks :D Yeah I really will need to push the boat out a bit for camping food. The porridge pot was bad enough, but I had one of those freeze dried meals the night before which was pretty unpleasant.

David-Main wrote:On my to do list JP , great views and images well done. :clap:


Thanks David :D

CJM Skye wrote:Brilliant report and photo's. Been lucky enough to camp there twice in superb weather. Personally I don't think there is a better view. I would encourage anyone thinking about camping there to go for it , just make sure the weather is on your side.


I'm definitely going back there to camp again. Better take my other half this time thought :lol:

dooterbang wrote:Absolutely amazing! Superb photography, great read :clap:

Been on the list for a while now...

Thanks for posting.


Thanks mate. You've had some cracking wild camps posted up here, you'll love Sgurr na Stri 8)

Guinessman wrote:Fantastic!

The shot of the portrait of Loch coruisk is awesome. :clap:


Thanks Guinnessman. It was one of dozens and dozens of shots I took featuring Coruisk :lol:

wilkiemurray wrote:great report and smashing shots - brought back some great memories - what a place :)

ATB

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Thanks Murray. I think I watched your SnS video about a dozen times to research it :lol: It's awesome. Where was your pitch? I was trying to find it without success.
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Postby malky_c » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:59 pm

Perfection 8) . I had a good night up there but that looked even better. Definitely one to remember, that :D .
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:14 pm

malky_c wrote:Perfection 8) . I had a good night up there but that looked even better. Definitely one to remember, that :D .


Cheers Malky, I read your report as well, though your trip was considerably more of an epic :D
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - The Stuff of Dreams

Postby Jaxter » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:18 pm

jupe1407 wrote:Thanks Murray. I think I watched your SnS video about a dozen times


Haven't we all? :lol: :clap:

Absolutely amazing stuff JP, just magical :clap: :clap: :clap: Laughed out loud about you falling on your backside right at the end...do that all the time :lol: :lol:

I think you've just decided where my Easter holidays will be spent! :lol:
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - The Stuff of Dreams

Postby jupe1407 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:22 pm

Jaxter wrote:
jupe1407 wrote:Thanks Murray. I think I watched your SnS video about a dozen times


Haven't we all? :lol: :clap:

Absolutely amazing stuff JP, just magical :clap: :clap: :clap: Laughed out loud about you falling on your backside right at the end...do that all the time :lol: :lol:

I think you've just decided where my Easter holidays will be spent! :lol:


Thanks Jackie :D

My slip was hilarious tbf. One of those where the standing leg gives out and you slide down muddy grass, on your a*** in slow-motion, whilst swearing in slow-motion. Thankfully no one else around to laugh at it :lol:

Hope you get weather as good as I did. It'll be awesome 8)
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - The Stuff of Dreams

Postby Jaxter » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:51 pm

jupe1407 wrote:
Jaxter wrote:
jupe1407 wrote:Thanks Murray. I think I watched your SnS video about a dozen times


Haven't we all? :lol: :clap:

Absolutely amazing stuff JP, just magical :clap: :clap: :clap: Laughed out loud about you falling on your backside right at the end...do that all the time :lol: :lol:

I think you've just decided where my Easter holidays will be spent! :lol:


Thanks Jackie :D

My slip was hilarious tbf. One of those where the standing leg gives out and you slide down muddy grass, on your a*** in slow-motion, whilst swearing in slow-motion. Thankfully no one else around to laugh at it :lol:

Hope you get weather as good as I did. It'll be awesome 8)

Thanks - here's hoping :D :D
Ha it's always hilarious isn't it. I sank into a snow drift up to my waist on Sunday. Couldn't stop laughing :lol:
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:02 am

"Views to die for!" - what more can be said? Phenomenal :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Real mountain porn!!

This has been my absolute Nr 1 favourite viewpoint since I went up it in the early 90s.
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - The Stuff of Dreams

Postby jupe1407 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:06 am

Jaxter wrote:Thanks - here's hoping :D :D
Ha it's always hilarious isn't it. I sank into a snow drift up to my waist on Sunday. Couldn't stop laughing :lol:


I couldn't stop swearing :lol:

Alteknacker wrote:"Views to die for!" - what more can be said? Phenomenal :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Real mountain porn!!

This has been my absolute Nr 1 favourite viewpoint since I went up it in the early 90s.


Thanks Alteknacker :D

It's fantastic, I think i'l make a few return trip to this hill 8)
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Postby Walkscot » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:24 pm

Wonderful pictures. To be in places like this on such glorious days is totally amazing.
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Postby JohnJoe » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:58 pm

Awesome - great pictures.

But no matter what camera you have, or lens or whatever, you can't capture it. You just have to walk up there to appreciate it.
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Postby rockhopper » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:23 pm

oooft :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: magic - still on the to do list but it'll be hard to get conditions anywhere near as good as this - great set of photos to do it justice too - cheers :)
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Postby jupe1407 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:03 pm

Walkscot wrote:Wonderful pictures. To be in places like this on such glorious days is totally amazing.


It truly is. Amazing views and total silence, save for a distant waterfall. Anywhere else I camp will seem like a total anticlimax :lol:

JohnJoe wrote:Awesome - great pictures.

But no matter what camera you have, or lens or whatever, you can't capture it. You just have to walk up there to appreciate it.


Absolutely. Nothing apart from experience can really convey that view of Coruisk :D

rockhopper wrote:oooft :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: magic - still on the to do list but it'll be hard to get conditions anywhere near as good as this - great set of photos to do it justice too - cheers :)


Thanks Rockhopper. It's one of those rare ones where the weather and tide times were both ideal. I'll probably go back in Autumn, a calm day in summer would be midge-hell :lol:
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Re: Summit Camping on Sgurr na Stri - Views to Die For

Postby bish2t » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:13 am

Cracking photos and report :clap: Can you tell me what camera gear you used on this trip please?
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