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Cuillins with my son again, great views in sunrise !

Cuillins with my son again, great views in sunrise !


Postby Petr Dakota » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:03 pm

Route description: Sgurr na Banachdich

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr na Banachdich

Date walked: 15/10/2019

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 9.3 km

Ascent: 963m

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A part of our family holiday - 5 days in Kintail, near isle of Skye, after rainy days the forecast for tuesday offered dry conditions and very good visibility for The Cuillins. A great opportunity for my son Patrik ( 21 y.o. from the Czech Republic ), who joined us for the holiday and myself to enjoy the beauty of the Cuillin Ridge. Our base was not too far from Skye this time, a good point to reach anywhere ( Isle of Skye, Torridon, Kintail... ). Last year we drove over 5 hours from home, in the night and did Bruach na Frithe & Am Basteir, then back home the same day - one, but long day trip with all the driving. Also in 2015 one day trip, night driving and back home early afternoon with my brother when we climbed Blaven ( we managed to get back home early afternoon after 5 h of driving each way and caught 16:00 Cinema - movie Everest, then started another trip to do An Teallach, Fannichs and Ben Hope in the following 3 days ) :roll: :wink: :crazy: :D ...so would be shame to not use the advantage of staying close this time :D
Because of Family holiday we did not want to be selfish and climbing the mountains every day ( ok, "we did not want" is not the right combination of words, but wanted to spend the time together with family and the weather forecast was against anyway ), We had plans for some road trips and family walks across Isle of Skye together for the other days.
We woke up and left our base camp very early morning, adviced to my wife and my 7 y.o. daughter Cheyenne to do some nice local walks ( around Eilean Donan Castle etc. ) while we would climb the mountains... :wink:




The Movie - route coverage with great views - Photos at the End:




Some Photos:

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Daylight ( finally ) opening the views shortly after start
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The top in the fire of sunrise !
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Selfie with my son
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The terrain in the lower level
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The views towards the start point, higher up
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Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh in the view
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Looking South...South-West
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Closer to the summit
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The South part of the Cuillin Ridge incl. The In Pinn
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The other side...
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Patrik on the summit, blocking the view of Bla Bheinn ( Blaven )
:lol:
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Me, spoiling the rest
:lol: :lol:
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Blaven in the view !
:D
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The summit...
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...and beyond
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Loch Coruisk and Bla Bheinn
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Blaven zoomed
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Sgurr Dearg "The Inaccessible Pinnacle" zoomed
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More Zoom !
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...and more Zoom !!!
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Busy with the camera
:lol:
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Still on the summit from Patrik's view on the ridge
:lol: :D :lol: 8) :D
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View point on the descend
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Time for a lunch out of the wind back in the lower level
Last edited by Petr Dakota on Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:24 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Petr Dakota
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Re: Cuillins with my son again, great views in sunrise !

Postby Petr Dakota » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:58 am

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On the way back to the car park
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Nearly there...
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Looking back...in the Autumn colours
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Happy !!!
:D 8) :D :lol: :D




Bruach na Frithe and Am Basteir 2018 with my son Patrik

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Bla Bheinn with The Cuillins in views 2015 with my brother

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Re: Cuillins with my son again, great views in sunrise !

Postby Alteknacker » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:38 pm

Nice one, Petr. I can look at Cuillins porn like this all day long!

I bet Cheyenne was annoyed to be sent off with her mum.... :wink:
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Re: Cuillins with my son again, great views in sunrise !

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:08 pm

Alteknacker wrote:Nice one, Petr. I can look at Cuillins porn like this all day long!

I bet Cheyenne was annoyed to be sent off with her mum.... :wink:

Thank you :D
You are right about Cheyenne ! :D She would like to join us...

After practising descending on Sharp Edge in April this year...:

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...she got some confidence :D but her time on Cuillins will come later, in warmer days :D :wink:


So she at least enjoyed to be closer there:

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...and repeated also The Old Man of Storr walk: :D
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Our S k y e Adventure is below:

Last edited by Petr Dakota on Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Location: North Lanarkshire

Re: Cuillins with my son again, great views in sunrise !

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:34 pm

Love the photos!

Tim
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Re: Cuillins with my son again, great views in sunrise !

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:57 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:Love the photos!

Tim

thank you Tim :D
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