ISLE OF MULL May 2012

 
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Friday 18th May 2012 (Travelling Day)

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Under The Railway Bridge to Start Our Climb in Glen Falloch

Crossing The River Falloch With Sron Gharbh Our First Target in The Distance

High Above Glen Falloch on Sron Gharbh

Cruach Ardrain Coming Into View to the North West

First View of An Caisteal

Straight up From Here

Looking Down Twistin Hill

A Change of Climate

Into The Snow Line

A Cornice That Had Recently Slipped Into a Gully Near The Summit

Icicles in The Gully

Climbing Past The Cornice

Climbing Out of The Gully

Ice That Has Formed on Blades of Grass

Approaching The Summit

The Summit An Caisteal

Leaving The Summit Behind

Climbing Down Towards Our Next Target

More Icicles

Starting to Climb Again

There is More Snow on This One

Now Which Way

Climbing Again

I'm Right Behind You

More Icicles

More Snow

Snow Getting Deeper Now

Yet More Icicles

On Top Near The Summit

Not The Summit of Beinn a' Chrion

The Summit of Beinn a' Chrion

How Long Has That Boulder Been Balanced Like That? 

On The Path Back Down to Glen Falloch

Coire Earb and The River Falloch

Looking Back up to a Rapidly Thawing Beinn a' Chrion

Crossing The River Falloch Below Beinn a' Chrion

A Huge Shoe Shaped Rock That Needs a Hair Cut

Cattle Crossing The River Falloch

Mull and Dun da Ghaoithe From The Ferry

Saturday 19th May 2012

What a Morning For a Walk

The Cliffs Above the Road on the South Shore of Loch na Keal

That's it Plenty of Sun Screen

A'Chioch and Ben More Looking North From  Loch na Keal

Looking Back Down at The Car on The Side of Loch na Keal

 Walkers Climbing up The Side of Abhainn na h-Uamha

One of The Many Waterfalls we Passed on The Way up

Our Target is The Low Point on The Skyline at The Head of The Corrie

Crossing One of The Many Burns That Flow Down The Glen

High up The Perfect U-Shapped Valley of Gleann na Beinn Fada

A'Chioch and Ben More a Lot Closer Now

Looking Towards The Islands off The West Coast of Mull

Ahead First A'Chioch and Then Ben More

Ascending The Northern Ridge A'Chioch 

The Summit of A'Chioch

Looking East to Rest of The Mountains of Mull

The Paps of Jura to the South

To The North The Peaks on The Islands of Rum and Skye

Ben More From The The Summit of A'Chioch

A Group of Climbers on The Summit of Ben More

Ben More Dead Ahead

Looking Back at a Solitary Climber on The Summit A'Chioch

A'Chioch Now Behind us

Nearing The Summit From The North Eastern Ridge

The Summit Ben More (Only One Munro Left to Climb)

Descending North West Down The Tourist Route

Tourist Having a Break

Looking Back at a Solitary Climber on The Summit of Ben More (Probably The Same One That Was on A'Chioch)

The North East Ridge of Ben More

More Waterfalls This Time on Abhainn Dhiseig

The Only Way is up to Ben More at The Start of The Tourist Path at Dhiseig

Highland Cattle With A'Chioch and Ben More in The Background

Tobermory (Our Digs is The Yellow One at the Back in The Middle With The Flag Pole)

The Mishnish (The Black Hotel in The Middle Where we Watched The Champions League Final)

Sunday 20th May 2012

Dun da Ghaoithe From Scallastle

Through The Gorse With One of The Transmitters on The Eastern Ridge Straight Ahead

One of The Thousands of Bluebells That Cover The Hillside in Amongst The Bracken Above Scallastle

I Hate it When There's no Gate or Stile

Ferry From Oban

Scallastle Bay and The Golf Course

Ferry Sailing in The Sound of Mull

Dun da Ghaoithe Dead Ahead

Getting Steeper The Higher we go

The Summit of Dun da Ghaoithe (a Corbett) 

Looking West Towards Ben More From The Summit

A Closer Look at Ben More

Climbing Back Down

One The Transmitters on The Eastern Shoulder Looking Down on The Ferry

Can't Hang Around Got a Ferry to Catch

The Fishnish to Lochaline Ferry

Both of The Masts From The Golf Course

Just in Time For Our Ferry

Duart Castle

Sailing Boat Boat and The Distant Snow Capped Bulk of Ben Nevis

The Volcano Like Ben Cruachan as we Enter Oban Harbour

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