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Yesterday we decided to attempt our first munro (mountain over 3,000ft) since Phil's knee replacement op last March and would've made it to the top if we hadn't been thwarted by the weather.

As you can see, the cloud was fairly low and we had brief periods when the sun shone through followed by showers. At lower level the showers were just drizzle, but as we got higher up the mountain the wind was stronger and the showers became increasingly wintry. This image was taken from about 2,500 ft on the way up. Soon after this the ground was covered in ice and snow requiring us to fit spikes to be able to stand on it. However visibility was almost nonexistent so we decided it was safer to turn back and try again another day.

When we got back, we checked the GPS and discovered that we made it to 2,965ft. Oh well, I wouldn't have got any photos from the top anyway as it was covered in cloud so hopefully the visibility will be better next time we head up there.

Many thanks for your votes and comments on my recent uploads.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Feb 2012 - 1:26 PM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Sunshine and Showers
Username:Sue_R Sue_R
Uploaded:13 Feb 2012 - 6:04 PM
Tags:Assynt, Conival, General, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Mountains, Scotland, Sutherland
Votes:33

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2012 - 6:14 PM

Great shot with stunning view,love it,
saeid

ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2012 - 6:25 PM

Amazing photo - the weather is actually below! Beautiful shot, Sue, and so glad Phil's knee was up to the challenge, even if you couldn't make it to the top.
Christina

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2012 - 6:27 PM

Good title Sue, and a lovely image. Glad you turned back when you did, at least you'll live to climb anothere Day Smile
Phil's doing amazingly well after His op too, long may it continue.

John SmileX

Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2012 - 7:15 PM

Lovely misty scene Sue

Stace

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2012 - 7:34 PM

Full marks to both managing to reach that elevation, Sue: and what a sweep captured down the snowy slopes to lower levels.
Ronnie.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2012 - 9:10 AM

A fine view point Sue and think you did the right think in turning bsck in those conditions.
Regarfs Richard.

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2012 - 10:39 AM

Looks bleak and cold up there Sue, best to be safe in those conditions.

Fraser

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2012 - 12:27 PM

What a pity you didn't make the extra 35 feet, Sue, but well done on your achievement! Wink Wouldn't have looked any better though than this stunning view, really looks like you're on top of the world Smile
Trev Smile

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2012 - 11:15 PM

wow, a stunning landscape and excellent display of light and clouds.
full farks four your courage, I wouldn't venture into the mountains under those conditions!

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