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Sgurr Na Stri Sunrise

By jamesgrant      
They say that this is the best view in Britain. Nothing could have quite prepared me for the view. This is an image from what is a relatively small hill called Sgurr Na Stri, it's remote and sits isolated in the heart of the Cuillins but you will have seen this hill if you've ever been to Elgol or seen a picture there, its the one on the right. I walked in from Kilmarie for a wild camp up here and while it was much shorter than from Sligachan it certainly wasn't easy, the ascent route was the gully you see from Elgol. I was very tired when I reached the top but I stood in awe as I admired the view of Loch Coruisk and the whole of the mighty Cuillin range topped with snow. This image was taken at sunrise after a wild camp at the summit.

Tags: Scotland Skye Snow Winter Isle of skye Landscape and travel Loch coruisk Sgurr na stri Wild camping Wildcamping

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debu 12 India
2 Apr 2013 1:05PM
Super view.
2 Apr 2013 1:08PM
Great vista with a touch of light on the peaks. Been up here a couple of times in the summer from Sligachan; bit of a slog to get there but well worth it.
timjnngs 14 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 1:20PM
Great detail in this photo.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
12 112 39 Wales
2 Apr 2013 2:14PM
That's a wonderful vista indeed and well worth all the effort to get there. Superb image.
2 Apr 2013 2:19PM
Wonderful composition with great view.
Ray12 9 154 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 2:56PM
Realy realy like this image.. the colours are spot on. Grin
stunning. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
Niknut Plus
12 3.3k 82 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 4:30PM
Gorgeous shot !!!........lovely quality !!!

Definitely the best view in Britain for me !! was 1994 when I summited Sgurr na Stri, & that view is
permanently imprinted on my mind.......wonderful memories !!
jeanie Plus
18 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 11:50PM
I have only been up there once... long slog in via Sligachan...........fell in river, camera submerged (and only hour into walk!) BUT the light was nowhere near as fantastic as this yet I loved it! Worth every step of the walk and every false "summit" of a walk back too! Well done you ! Smile

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