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My magic mountain in the sky - Suilven
© streapadair
5*VOTING: number of votes 548
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Fantastic! Looks surreal.
Davie
I am the God of Strathyre - 06/Jan/06
You jammy jammy sod!! What a bivvy!!
Malcolm - 06/Jan/06
Jammy sod? Hee hee, you've said it! This huge bank of haar came rolling in from the Minch as I trekked over from the Cam Loch, but I went ahead with the traverse of Suilven anyway, and at 2000ft on the E ridge...
Sun was just setting too. Ever levitated along a hill with elation?
streapadair - 06/Jan/06
Ace shot - if you hadn't captured that scene well you would have been not a happy chappy! A great example of where climbing can take you. well done!
Simon - 07/Jan/06
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 08/Jan/06
Bloody fantastic
Mark Davies PK - 08/Jan/06
Beautiful shot man. Had a fine view of it from Canisp last week too.
220bpm - 08/Jan/06
Absolutely fantastic shot. I am very very jealous!
newhey - 08/Jan/06
Awesome image - what a sight. I've only seen two inversions and nothing to compare with this.
Rich
Lawman - 08/Jan/06
Wow, thats good. Makes me want to go climbing now!
Ian - 10/Jan/06
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 15/Jan/06
amazing photo, love it
mrsmesh - 18/Jan/06
Fantastic. Everyone should see his gallery, it don't get much worse!
MF2005 - 20/Jan/06
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 22/Jan/06
Superb picture, summing up all that is most magic about the mts. Fully deserving its number 1 position on UKC photos.
Gordon Stainforth - 22/Jan/06
Is the horizon a bit squint?
Slugain Howff - 22/Jan/06
Is this as it was on the day or has photoshop lended a hand.
Either way it is a stunning picture and one that I would have stashed under my pillow as a wee laddie.
Slugain Howff - 23/Jan/06
.....lent a hand of course
Slugain Howff - 23/Jan/06
nice pic. well done.
Pacific - 23/Jan/06
Horizon squint? Photoshopped? What are you on about, Mr Howff? No, this one owes nothing to PS, pure Kodachrome tranny.
Thanks for all the kind comments, UKC users.
streapadair - 23/Jan/06
A completely uplifting phot, why we endure the daily grind so as to be able to get out and savour such moments. Brilliant.
Rubbishy - 24/Jan/06
Speaking as a hill lover and Scottish meteorologist(retired), I can say that I do not think I have seen such a fine, striking picture of the temperature inversion phenomenon in our country.
In total envy and admiration of your opportunity, campsite and photo!
Regards
Iain
peng - 14/Sep/06
one man and his tent in the middle of no where... my favourite pastime. your a lucky man
lukeanoble - 23/Jan/07
Very very evocative... I keep looking at this when work is stressful, and it keeps me sane...
Profanisaurus Rex - 29/Jan/07
My couple of hills climbed with him did not present visions such as this.Quite breathtakingly unique.
Dumgoyne.30/01/07
cassie - 31/Jan/07
What tent is that?
Great shot by the way
davek - 07/Feb/07
Phoenix Phoxhole - single-skin Goretex, 3 hoops, 1.3kg. It was only produced for a few years around 1980. Great little tent - still got it.
streapadair - 07/Feb/07
Thanks, I've been looking for something similar.
davek - 07/Feb/07
Really great shot. Nostalgic too. Last time I trod Suilven I walked down and had a fantastic supper at the local Seaman's Mission for 2/6d
bergalia - 01/Apr/07
Tremendous photo! I can't fault it technically, artistically or any other 'ically'. It's fabulous!
Andy S - 07/Apr/07
How did this beat Golden Cathedral?
willhunt - 09/Apr/07
more like how come it's had 3 "Rubbish" votes????
Fantastic photo.
bentley's biceps - 07/Aug/07
fantastic,,i went up in a beautiful and clear day ,could see for miles,but i am very envious of your view,
john watt - 13/Aug/07
Dear God man that is one glorious view, beats the campsite in which I was staying in Pateley Bridge,NYorks, last month. Keep up the good photos!!!!
joethomp - 22/Aug/07
WOW. How've I missed this photo on here?! I can't stop staring at it.
iceicebaby - 11/Apr/08
incredible photo, very inspiring. good work!
henbot - 17/May/08
Still the greatest after so long at the top of the pic lists
climber123 - 11/Jun/08
Totally awesome shot - just got to experience Suilven...soon :-)
Dave Morgan - 01/Aug/08
Hadn't looked at this for while, it's still breathtaking. Unfortunately when I was up there recently the cloud was the other way around...
Andy Moles - 26/Nov/08
Hey SEXY rock
i love it soooomuch i want ur lil rock babies =P
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
pollypocket - 16/Jan/09
Totally outstanding - a spot like that puts it all in perspective. Amazing and Awesome - thanks.
LostinLondon - 27/Apr/09
Top Shot of the best hill in Britain.
Rich Kay - 29/May/10
amazing i love the tranquility
billybob1992w - 09/Jul/10
wow !
rfw1966 - 27/Jul/10
Brilliant photo of a favorite mountain. That's another 5 then!
AllanMac - 14/Aug/11
A 5 this i would give it 100 if i could always wanted to climb this one but havent yet that picture is a once in a lifetime moment just wish it was me!
painterman61 - 31/Oct/11
Brilliant photo - I keep imagining getting out of the tent and seeing that view - unforgettable.
abseil - 19/May/13
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