Friday, 28 November 2014


Stac Pollaidh from Cul Beag
Suilven from Cul Mor
Cul Beag and Beinn Mor Coigach
Cul Mor from the summit of Cul Beag
Stac Pollaidh surrounded by water!
Magic sunsets galore!
The Munro summits of Ben More Assynt and Conival
Cul Mors twin summits
Stac Pollaidh - next time
Mountains and sea
Suilven in Alpenglow
For some time now the very best of the weather has been in the far north west of The Highlands. No snow here as yet but some wonderful sunshine and sunsets to die for. This week as been the same so a wee jaunt up to that most beautiful of areas, Assynt. A couple of nights wild camping on Tuesday & Wednesday among the beautiful and many wee lochans that this area has in abundance. A land of mountains rising steeply out of a watery landscape. Here lie some of the oldest rocks in Europe, Lewisian Gneiss bedrock and Torridon Sandstone which give these relatively small mountains such a majestic appearance. With so much to choose from in the area you can spend several days, or weeks on a walking holiday here. Many of these hills I haven't been on for a number of years, this being my old stomping ground when I lived in Ullapool for 4 years back in the 1990's. Cul Mor and Cul beag are two of the hills which I did separately over my two days here. Despite the relatively low altitude they still take around 2-3 hours to the top, depending on which routes you take. I had a liesurley ascent of both to take in the glorious views and to capture the sunsets. The coastal views out to the Minch plus the many lochs and lochans mixed with a mountain landscape - what more could you want? Fab sunsets? Stac Pollaidh being the star attraction in this area and its no Munro and not even a Corbett. Take me back any day!

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