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The Cuillins

By Niknut
Going to start my new year by going back in time !!!!

This is the wonderful Cuillin Mountains on Skye.....the full cirque as seen from the summit of Sgurr na Stri, with Loch Coruisk far below.......

It's a climb I'd always wanted to do, to give me a wide vista of the whole area....I wasn't disappointed !! was a real heart lifting moment
for me, & one I'll never forget !!!........a glorious sunny day in May......& the date ??.....1994 !!, very nearly 20 years ago !!!.Grin

Many thanks for your response to 'Corner of Borrowdale'....glad you liked it !!Smile

Happy New Year everyone !!

Tags: Scotland Skye Cuillins Landscape and travel

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phil99 13 45 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:53AM
1994 was about the last time I could do serious walking like this . great vista . All the very best for 2014 ....Phil

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SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:53AM
Wow what a beautiful view, all the best for 2014. Sue.
podgod 15 514 3 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 11:58AM
Wouldn't like to be up there at the moment, great shot.
ali63 7 779 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 12:00PM
Wow what a view, excellent photography, best wishes for 2014.

tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 12:01PM
20 years on and still looking good (the image I meanWink)

Skye is one place we are determined to revisit, but not sure whenSad

RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
1 Jan 2014 12:21PM
I have never wanted to go mountaineering as past time in itself but would love to have done so just to gain such marvellous views from such high vantage points and to capture such images.
(The best I have managed is half way up Ben Lomond and the tops of Ben A'an and Conic Hill.........not too impressive,I know).
Full marks to you for this ascent back in 1994........could you still manage it.
A wonderful vista of this expanse of the Cuillin range.
All the best to you and your's for and through 2014, Keith.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
1 Jan 2014 12:37PM
What a glorious scene to greet you at the end of your climb, Keith, well worth the trouble. A very happy and healthy New Year to you. Carol
jeanie Plus
15 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 12:37PM
I have only been up the top there once but it was worth the walk in from the Slig......even worth falling into the river, avec camera and backpack...which survived! Would love to go back up there, alas not fit enough! Happy New Year Keith Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 160 16 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 12:39PM
A excellent image Keith, a Happy and Prosperous New Year to youSmile

Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
1 Jan 2014 12:44PM
Such an amazing view and super capture Keith !! All the best for one amazing 2014 !!
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 12:47PM
A great view and superb picture in which to start the year. Grin Peter
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
1 Jan 2014 1:05PM
A great view indeed, all the best in 2014. - gary
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 1:08PM
A stunning image &
all the best for 2014.
1 Jan 2014 1:37PM
Another stunner Keith. Happy snapping in 2014
saltireblue Plus
9 9.9k 38 Norway
1 Jan 2014 1:43PM
Crystal clear in the fg and hazy light in the distance. What a vista, Keith.

1 Jan 2014 1:53PM
Time flies doesn't it? What a wonderful image, something to treasure and remember - I always find getting to the top of a peak is a wonderful experience and just makes the heart soar.
Happy New Year.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
1 Jan 2014 2:25PM
Excellent glimpse of nearly 20 years ago-- wonderful view!
1 Jan 2014 4:01PM
Wow! What an amazing view and a wonderful image GrinGrin

Happy new year to you and your family.

AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 4:09PM
There's no better place than the top of a mountain. I bet if you went up there today and took an image it would look exactly the same, even after all those years. I hope 2014 is good to you Keith!
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 4:24PM
A climb I know well, and one which still remains very close to my heart Keith. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

Have a very Happy and Healthily New Year.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Tish1 Plus
6 32 5 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 4:48PM
Yet another brilliant image

netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
1 Jan 2014 5:01PM
A great image with lovely light to begin a New Year,and I hope it's going to be a good one for youSmile
Love It & Happy New Year 2 U !!!!
1 Jan 2014 7:59PM
What a beautiful view, Have a very happy New Year
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
1 Jan 2014 8:05PM
Its true what they say Keith-- the old ones are the best !!! Superb shot.GrinGrinGrinGrin
1 Jan 2014 9:27PM
Happy New Year, Keith! Great landscape !
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
10 112 38 Wales
1 Jan 2014 10:17PM
Tremendous view and shot, Keith. I need to try and get up there one day.
Irishkate Plus
9 41 115 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2014 10:20PM
Further proof that we don't need to leave GB to get the most amazing images.
I haven' t explored much of Skye but every time I see an image like this, I want to go there.
Stunning vista.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
1 Jan 2014 10:35PM
Happy New Year!
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
2 Jan 2014 11:40PM
What, no awards for this? got to change that!!
happy new year to you Smile
PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 9:07AM
Wonderful image Keith my kinda scene. Know the area well and it brings back wonderful memories. Last time I was on the Cuillins my wife and I did Sgurr Alistair near Glen Brittle. Glad you dug this out the depth you've achieved in the photo is immense and the texture in fg rock. super. Happy New Year. paul
Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 80 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 3:23PM
Oooooo......Many thanks Annette & Paul for your valued UA's !!'re very kind !!Smile
bobsblues 9 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2014 5:52PM
Marvellous view Kieth Must get round scotland more this year.
ZoeKemp 7 31 England
3 Jan 2014 8:11PM
wow what a view. Stunning
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
3 Jan 2014 8:53PM
What a wonderful view Keith, all the best for 2014, Ed
jacquig 6 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 3:24PM
That's an amazing view, Keith. I have visited Sky, but never climbed up high like you have. A wonderful panorama. Smile
BIGRY1 7 3 8 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 6:26PM
An amazing view and capture. A beauty!Grin
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2014 6:29PM
A beautiful and dramatic landscape Keith.

malburns 18 3 England
11 Jan 2014 5:35PM
A wonderful view although I fear I do not have the head for heights (or the stamina) needed for such places.
It's a great part of the world and you have captured it to perfection.

Malcolm Smile

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