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Sunshine and Showers

By Sue_R  
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.

Tags: Scotland General Mountains Highlands Sutherland Assynt Landscape and travel Conival

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
13 Feb 2012 6:14PM
Great shot with stunning view,love it,

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User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
13 Feb 2012 6:25PM
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.
13 Feb 2012 6:27PM
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
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10 2 2 England
13 Feb 2012 7:15PM
Lovely misty scene Sue

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Feb 2012 7:34PM
Full marks to both managing to reach that elevation, Sue: and what a sweep captured down the snowy slopes to lower levels.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Feb 2012 9:10AM
A fine view point Sue and think you did the right think in turning bsck in those conditions.
Regarfs Richard.
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
14 Feb 2012 10:39AM
Looks bleak and cold up there Sue, best to be safe in those conditions.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Feb 2012 12:27PM
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 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Feb 2012 11:15PM
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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