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A double millennium on St. Kilda

A double millennium on St. Kilda


Postby mountainsofscotland » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:12 am

Route description: Conachair and Village Bay, St Kilda

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Conachair (Hirta)

Date walked: 30/05/2015

Time taken: 3.5 hours

Distance: 7.6 km

Ascent: 685m

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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby Sgurr » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:54 am

Fabulous. Lovely photos. Congratulations on your 1000th Scottish Marilyn. SO glad the weather calmed down enough for you to get in a trip. The weather was windy on Harris all week and we met a couple whose outing had been cancelled in bad weather with similar weather to the forecast for their second shot. Shame about the bonxies. I think I may book an autumn trip and hope they are less fierce as we have experienced them on Hoy and on Foula as well as other places, though I suppose a cycling helmet might prevent them getting through.

With those photos of the sea stacks, no wonder that only two people so far have completed the Marilyns. Less people have stood on the summit of Stac Lee (if you exclude the St. Kildans on their intrepid egg gathering forays) than have http://www.munros-scotland.com/dave-hew ... agger.html
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby Mal Grey » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:06 am

Fantastic! What a place. Thanks for sharing.

Hope I get there one day!
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby malky_c » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:25 am

Glad to see that the weather was decent on one of your allotted days. Some seriously impressive photos there :D .

Now that you're about 2/3 the way to Marilyn completion you may as well carry on to the end :wink: Good effort :)

I remember some politician calling for St Kilda to be re-populated with descendants of the last people to live there - not too sure if he bothered to ask any of them whether they would like to live somewhere so remote and difficult!

Cheers for a great report 8)
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby basscadet » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:43 am

Well done, a thousand is such an achievement :) looked to be a fantastic place to mark the occasion too :D
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby Bruno » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:29 pm

Many thanks for sharing such a fabulous trip. A truly fascinating place, and your pictures whet the appetite. Congrats , too , on your Marylin Achievement!! :clap: :clap: :D
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby Mountainlove » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:32 pm

What a great place to see! Really enjoyed your report and the old pictures of the people who once have lived there :clap: :clap: Had to laugh when I read that you were attacked by the birds after I saw the picture of the egg...(had imaged of all of you poking them :lol: :lol: ) (Joking)
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby mountainsofscotland » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:37 pm

In case anyone doubts me ;)
Just think of these coming within an inch or two of your head and face :)

stkilda65.jpg
Bonxie attack

Photo by Alan
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby BlackPanther » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:53 pm

Awesome! Congrats on 1000 Marylins to both of you :clap: :clap: :clap:

I hope to visit St Kilda one day, maybe not to scramble up sea stacks, but the wildlife looks amazing.

Stac Lee in your last picture reminds me of Titanic leaving port :D
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby Beaner001 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:42 pm

Thanks for posting, what a great report. My college always toyed with the idea of a field trip to St Kilda but we ended up going to Mull. I know how it feels to be attacked by Skuas, happened on Staffa, huge birds!!
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby mountainsofscotland » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:17 pm

Thanks Sgurr, Mal Grey, Malky_c, basscadet, Bruno, Mountainlove, BlackPanther and Beaner01
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby Collaciotach » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:18 pm

Sgionneil a bhalaich ..... sgionneil :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby jimandandrea » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:45 pm

Great post. Most informative. Amazing and historic place and would like to do this one day so thanks for posting this.
Also, great achievement. Well done. :clap: :clap:
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby Gordie12 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:11 pm

That just looked like a brilliant day, a place I've always wanted to visit.
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Re: A double millennium on St. Kilda

Postby lochlaggan » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:31 pm

This is the best report I've read in a good while.

Thanks for posting :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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