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Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon


Postby Petr Dakota » Mon May 22, 2017 1:50 am

Route description: Sgurr Choinnich and Sgurr a'Chaorachain

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr a'Chaorachain, Sgurr Choinnich

Date walked: 21/05/2017

Distance: 21.75 km

Ascent: 1228m

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Torridon trip - movie:


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Alarm just before midnight after a short 1.5 hours sleep we met with my friend Mark at 01:00 am and started our night journey to the North...arrived in Torridon shortly after 05:00 am

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Peacefull beautiful & colourfull morning...

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Nice junction...but keep left !

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Looking back: Fuar Tholl, Sgorr Ruadh & Beinn Liath Mhor

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Sgurr nan Ceannaichean

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Sgurr a'Chaorachain on the left and Sgurr Choinnich on the right

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Water feature...

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On the path...

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The first Munro ahead...

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Towards North

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Happy Mark on the way up !
:D
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Sgurr Choinnich in the front, Sgurr a'Chaorachain behind
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Torridon mountains in the background...
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Liathach zoomed

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On the summit of Sgurr Choinnich

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The Glen we came from...and An Teallach in the distance
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Loch Monar and the South
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Between the two Munros, rain and cold wind...

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Sgurr a'Chaorachain summit
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Towards East
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Back towards Sgurr Choinnich and the West
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Happy faces...
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The descend...
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On the way back to the car park...
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Tue May 23, 2017 3:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby jamesb63 » Mon May 22, 2017 4:28 pm

Very nice Petr I hope to get up that way sometime soon
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Coop » Mon May 22, 2017 7:56 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Very nice Petr I hope to get up that way sometime soon


I'll echo that.
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Alteknacker » Mon May 22, 2017 9:06 pm

Nice one Petr. As regards the music, I don't know about the Bad and the Ugly, but this is certainly the Good and Big Country!

I notice from the movie that the rain didn't affect visibility much, which is good: anywhere is pretty good if it's a viewing point for Liathach and Beinn Eighe :) .

These are on my possibles list for this year, with possibly one or two others tagged on. Unfortunately Torridon is a 10 hour drive (in good traffic conditions) :-(.
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue May 23, 2017 5:51 pm

jamesb63 wrote:Very nice Petr I hope to get up that way sometime soon

Thank you James :) I'm sure you will love it there, especially in a clear day with all the views: Liathach and all of the Torridons, ...An Teallach, ...Isle of Skye... 8)
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue May 23, 2017 5:54 pm

Coop wrote:
jamesb63 wrote:Very nice Petr I hope to get up that way sometime soon


I'll echo that.

Thank you :) ...and enjoy :D
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue May 23, 2017 6:20 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Nice one Petr. As regards the music, I don't know about the Bad and the Ugly, but this is certainly the Good and Big Country!

I notice from the movie that the rain didn't affect visibility much, which is good: anywhere is pretty good if it's a viewing point for Liathach and Beinn Eighe :) .

These are on my possibles list for this year, with possibly one or two others tagged on. Unfortunately Torridon is a 10 hour drive (in good traffic conditions) :-(.

Thank you :) thank you also for watching the video, glad you like the music :D
We expected the rain coming by the weather forecast and we hoped that the visibility will stay as the forecast showed for the part of the day despite the rain-showers ( it was the important factor for us when we decided for Torridon as the forecasted rain affected the visibility in the other areas ) ...luckily it was like that and the clouds closed the tops when we walked back to the car park.......lucky and grateful :D
Long, long driving for you so the forecast ( and the trust ) is even more important factor in your case...but at least you have the possibility to use weekends or more days together for your trips :wink:
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby ere1 » Tue May 23, 2017 8:15 pm

Well done Petr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Mancunian » Tue May 23, 2017 8:34 pm

I've been there just 2,5 weeks ago and the hills looks quite different with "normal" scottish weather. But as AlteKnacker Said, you had good views which is remarkable given the rain and mist. Great video btw. Thanks.
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby spiderwebb » Tue May 23, 2017 9:34 pm

Well done Petr, another great trip :D
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed May 24, 2017 6:40 pm

ere1 wrote:Well done Petr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:

Thank you Peter :) Well done you ! Your recent trip in Scotland was great, judging by your report - photos. Really glad you got the Weather, visibility and views ! :D 8) Your effort in Kintail was rewarded and day like this will stay in your memories forever :wink: I wish you many more successful trips as you are travelling so far...enjoy and stay safe
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed May 24, 2017 6:54 pm

Mancunian wrote:I've been there just 2,5 weeks ago and the hills looks quite different with "normal" scottish weather. But as AlteKnacker Said, you had good views which is remarkable given the rain and mist. Great video btw. Thanks.

Thank you, glad you like the video :) I see you are really enjoying your adventurous trips in Scotland every year :D Your reports and action shots are great ! Well done all of you ! :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Night trip: sunrise,sunshine and rain in Torridon

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed May 24, 2017 6:56 pm

spiderwebb wrote:Well done Petr, another great trip :D

Thank you Dave :) Hope to meet up with you for some trip in the future :D
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