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Affric high ridges

Affric high ridges


Postby xslawekx » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:54 am

Route description: Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Carn Eige), Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail

Date walked: 11/12/2012

Time taken: 10.25 hours

Distance: 28 km

Ascent: 2000m

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01.early morning start.jpg
early morning start


02.onwards and upwards.jpg
onwards and upwards


03.sunrise.jpg
sunrise


04.Affric high ridges.jpg
Affric high ridges


05.Stob Coire Dhomhnuill.jpg
Stob Coire Dhomhnuill


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11.Carn Eige summit.jpg
Carn Eige summit


12.Mam Sodhail and beyond.jpg
Mam Sodhail and beyond


13.Mullach na Dheiragain.jpg
Mullach na Dheiragain


14.Beinn Fhionnlaidh summit.jpg
Beinn Fhionnlaidh summit


15.Loch Mullardoch.jpg
Loch Mullardoch


16.Mam Sodhail summit.jpg
Mam Sodhail summit


17.view SW from Mam Sodhail.jpg
view SW from Mam Sodhail


18.Ben Nevis zoom-in.jpg
Ben Nevis zoom-in


19.Mam Sodhail-Sgurr na Lapaich ridge.jpg
Mam Sodhail-Sgurr na Lapaich ridge


20.An Tudair.jpg
An Tudair


21.Sgurr na Lapaich summit.jpg
Sgurr na Lapaich summit
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby SAVAGEALICE » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:24 am

wow!! :clap: :D ..stunning :D
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:01 am

some of the bestpictures I have seen on here - fantastic :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby Caberfeidh » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:39 am

Brilliant photies, how do you stop your camera freezing?
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby SMRussell » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:43 am

Some lovely snaps - looks like you have the weather on your side too.
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby soulminer » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:44 am

A fine place to wander about in, and to photograph- as you have done brilliantly 8) Cheers.
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby skuk007 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:51 am

Another report with some excellent photos, thanks for sharing.

Looking at it on my phone at the moment. Will check it out again later on the big screen. :-)
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby quoman » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:42 pm

Pure Quality.
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby Alastair S » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:34 pm

Superb :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby The Rodmiester » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:48 pm

No need for words, just beautiful photographs, thanks for posting :D
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby Lenore » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:06 pm

Stunning!!! That first sunrise picture - the clouds make it look like you're just below the roof of the world. Amazing! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby xslawekx » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:48 pm

Oh, well, thank you guys for all the kind replies. It's not much of a report, this. In fact, it was never meant to be up on the public forum. I just forgot to tick off the box while uploading :)

Carn Eige's is not an easy circuit, especially in wintry conditions. The weather was good, though, both for walking and photography, with winds low, snow compact and the lights fantastic all day long :)
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby Fudgie » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:35 pm

Fantastic pictures. I'm very jealous 8)
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby simon-b » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:06 pm

I can only echo what everyone else has said about the excellent pictures. But I'd just like to add that you must have had less than 7 hours between sunrise and sunset. So very well done for managing a 10.25 hour walk in that lonely place on that snowy terrain.
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Re: Affric high ridges

Postby xslawekx » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:17 pm

@ simon-b
thank you. Yes, I started walking at 6.40am and used a headtorch for 40min or so, then some dim light started coming through and I carried on without artificial light. Never bothered to put it back on while walking out and got to the car at 16:55.
Incidentally, it was great to be able to see clear, starry pre-dawn sky, shooting stars included! :D
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