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Ben Wyvis on a sunny, very hot and very windy summer day

Ben Wyvis on a sunny, very hot and very windy summer day


Postby Grisu » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:26 pm

Route description: Ben Wyvis, near Garve

Munros included on this walk: Ben Wyvis

Date walked: 23/07/2019

Time taken: 4 hours

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 959m

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On my way from Perthshire to Ullapool and Sutherland I stayed one night in Dingwall to go for Ben Wyvis. It was a perfect day for this munro with great views. Only the heavy wind which became pretty bad on An Cabar made the steep ascend a bit more challenging in some places. Some Walkers have given up at the Top of An Cabar because of the wind. But the walk to the summit of Ben Wyvis was not too bad anymore and the wind ceased a bit. The time I started the descend the wind was still a strong breeze but this was very welcome in the hot afternoon sun.
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Ben Wyvis

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View towards the west with the ridge of An Teallach which always fascinates me

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It was pretty stormy on the Top of An Cabar which made it quite difficult to take pictures

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outlook towards the summit of Ben Wyviss

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view towards the firths

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Trigpoint of Ben Wyviss

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Black Isle

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mountain rescue helicopter

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and smile

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On my way back to my B&B I stopped at the Coul House Hotel where I had a lovely supper in a really relaxing atmosphere - although I was in my walking shorts and sandals I was very welcomed and very well served.
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Coul House Hotel

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the bar

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view towards the garden

The pictures give the impression of an empty place but it was quite busy and not easy to catch these moments without anybody around :wink:
It was a great finish for this lovely summer day.
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Cairn of An Cabar with view towards An Teallach, the Fannich and the Fisherfield
Last edited by Grisu on Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Ben Wyvis on a sunny, very hot and very windy summer day

Postby rockhopper » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:58 pm

Nice day for it - you do get some good long distance views from up there. Not often in Scotland that you need a breeze to stay cool :wink: Thanks :)
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Re: Ben Wyvis on a sunny, very hot and very windy summer day

Postby Grisu » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:52 am

Thank you @rockhopper, you are probably right about the breeze but I actually can't really complain about the weather on my summer holidays, so far I was very lucky and had some really hot summers and heat waves in Scotland, but the wind was pretty nasty this year most of the time, like in my place - very few days with still wind ...
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