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Stac Pollaidh and Knockan Crag
by BlackPanther » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:59 pm
Route description: Stac Pollaidh ridge and circuit
Grahams included on this walk: Stac Pollaidh
Date walked: 27/01/2011
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Stac Pollaidh is a sentimental trip for me - it was the first mountain I climbed in Scotland. I remembered that first climb as painfully steep and the made-up path to the top seemed so narrow... I can't believe now, looking back to it, how could I have been so scared? Well, I guess I got used to heights. The very same path after three years felt more like a track If I keep my course, maybe in 10 years time I'll gather enough courage to conquer the In Pinn
My favourite view from Stac Pollaidh is to the north, with Suilven and Canisp both seen face-on.
But there are beautiful panoramas wherever you turn...
At some point a thin layer of clouds appeared around the top of Suilven:
We spent some time climbing the rocks...
...and enjoying the sunny day
Finally, we walked around the hill, admiring its unusual shape from every direction.
Just around the corner from Stac Pollaidh, there is a nice, little walk along the cliffs of Knockan Crag. As we still had a couple of hours of daylight, we added it to our trip, together with some more good views
There is something unique about Assynt, the shapes of mountains, the vast space with very few signs of civilisation, the moon-like character of the landscape. It feels like for a short time we travelled to another planet...
by Paul Webster » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:48 pm
by malky_c » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:57 pm
Lovely photos. Amazingly little snow left over there. I was briefly over in Ullapool on Wednesday, but it wasn't as nice as this
by kevsbald » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:00 pm
by davgil » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:28 am
I can't wait to visit the area and do Stac pollaidh, hopefully this year
by blanchie » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:09 am
by ChrisW » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:58 pm
by soulminer » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:07 pm
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by dooterbang » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:24 pm
i love this little mountain - like an adventure playground
I'll be in Ullapool weekend may 28th - i shall involve this, again, when i cycle.
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