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Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow & sun

Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow & sun


Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:43 pm

Route description: Ben Klibreck

Munros included on this walk: Ben Klibreck

Date walked: 15/04/2018

Time taken: 5.55 hours

Distance: 15.5 km

Ascent: 1038m

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The Forecast at 01:00 morning:

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The Route:


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...and the trip in this detailed Videos & Photos MOVIE:




Woke up at 01:00 am for this trip as the forecast looked very promising for sunday. No bad weather forecasted in Scotland that day, but the visibility showed best for The North. Prepared breakfast on the way, coffee a lot and all my stuff, then checked the forecast again before I left home at 02;30 am. And I guessed that I will spend more than the 4h 30 mins of driving time there because of my usual too many stops for morning's shots around the road ( so different from my usual driving back home as quick as possible ) :roll: :lol: :lol: ...and then the sunrise and inversion made the beautiful morning.......and then...cleared on the start of the climb ! :D :D :D

...and it was dark clouds and rain back in Central Belt when I arrived at 19:00 :crazy:



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Last edited by Petr Dakota on Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow &

Postby EmmaKTunskeen » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:06 am

Looks like a great day up there Petr! I was ogling Ben Klibreck from Ben Loyal on 5th April, but it was covered in icing and I had two friends with me who have no crampons or axes, so it was off-limits this time. Here's what we were looking at though, from BL: Image
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Re: Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow &

Postby dogplodder » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:59 pm

Great to see you back - and what a gorgeous day you got. I'm jealous! :mrgreen:
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Re: Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow &

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:45 pm

EmmaKTunskeen wrote:Looks like a great day up there Petr! I was ogling Ben Klibreck from Ben Loyal on 5th April, but it was covered in icing and I had two friends with me who have no crampons or axes, so it was off-limits this time. Here's what we were looking at though, from BL: Image

Thanks Emma :) it was really great day, love the area there - mostly spending my free days on The North - North-West above Inverness either family trips/camping or my mountains trips. But the distance :roll: ...hope to move closer there one day 8)
I believe you will get there again in the right day and better - safer conditions, Good report from your trip in Sutherland :clap: :thumbup: All the Best...and Happy Birthday ! :D
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Re: Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow &

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:52 pm

dogplodder wrote:Great to see you back - and what a gorgeous day you got. I'm jealous! :mrgreen:

Thank you :) Just quick jump here sometimes, I was lucky with the weather :D same as the one week before...good to chose the area by the weather forecast and go for the views even if repeat some hills and hope that the forecast is right :crazy: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow &

Postby Backpacker » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:19 pm

Eyeing this up for saturday.

What was the snow like, firm or slushy?
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Re: Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow &

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:24 pm

Backpacker wrote:Eyeing this up for saturday.

What was the snow like, firm or slushy?

Rather slushy mostly. Hard snow in some areas only, but still doable without crampons. Used Ice Axe only for the balance and safety especially on steeper exposed slopes. You can expect less and softer snow there as the snow is melting. Hope the weather will stay with you. Enjoy
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Re: Klibreck: What a views in Sutherland ! Inversion,snow &

Postby Backpacker » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:28 pm

Petr Dakota wrote:
Backpacker wrote:Eyeing this up for saturday.

What was the snow like, firm or slushy?

Rather slushy mostly. Hard snow in some areas only, but still doable without crampons. Used Ice Axe only for the balance and safety especially on steeper exposed slopes. You can expect less and softer snow there as the snow is melting. Hope the weather will stay with you. Enjoy


Thanks Petr,

Crampons are in the car so will make the call when I see the hill
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