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Knoydart trip photos

Post by sub5rider » Mon Sep 29, 2003 10:41 am

Pix of El Presidente's (aka Chair of BCC, Chris Foster) Knoydart trip are on the BCC website at

www.boltoncanoeclub.org.uk

Click the link under the homepage photo, or go thro' the galleries link.

They paddled from Camas an Daraich about 3km SW of Morar up to the head of Loch Nevis, and back.

PS: These photos are NOT of the Solway Firth & its environs.
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Re: Knoydart trip photos

Post by Mark R » Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:22 pm

Very nice, but Knoydart seems to lack the most basic of facilities...what on earth happened when someone felt like a curry or a new pair of shoes?


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Re: Knoydart trip photos

Post by Jim » Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:51 pm

"Very nice, but Knoydart seems to lack the most basic of facilities...what on earth happened when someone felt like a curry or a new pair of shoes?"

If you really must have curry you need to take it with you, an alternative is to go to Inverie (the only town - you will have to go by boat or foot as the road there is isolated from any other road) where the salmon and venison are the cheapest things on the menu as they don't have to be brought in by boat. For other 'essentials' you need to go all the way back out to Mallaig by boat or foot, where if you are very lucky you might find what you are looking for, but probably you need to jump on one of the 3 trains a day to Fort William if it's curry or fashion items you require! Of course all things are relative, if you live at Kylesknoydart you really have no need of shoes - strong waterproof boots yes, shoes no!

And Nigel/Chris - isn't the big pointy mountain at the head of Loch Nevis Sgurr na Ciche? Or is that hidden behind something in the foreground? Last time I was there the tops were covered in snow!

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Knoydart

Post by MikeB » Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:20 pm

Fort William + "fashion items" - - - does not compute - does not compute - does not compute - - - - -

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Re: Knoydart

Post by sub5rider » Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:38 pm

"isn't the big pointy mountain at the head of Loch Nevis Sgurr na Ciche"

Errr, possibly, :o having had a quick ganders on Streetmap. The named hill is the shoulder/ridge in front of Sgurr na Ciche.


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Re: Knoydart

Post by Jim » Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:26 pm

"Fort William + "fashion items" - - - does not compute - does not compute - does not compute - - - - -"

Subtract 25 to 30 years from current fashion and it all makes sense :-)

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Re: Knoydart

Post by sub5rider » Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:03 pm

I could try* to display my erudition here by attempting to explain the difference twixt "fashion" and "fashionable", the latter being the current fashion. So, it's perfectly possible to find items of fashion in Fort Bill, they'll just not be fashionable. They would've been fashionable sometime in history.


*I do wish I hadn't bothered .... where's that curry ?


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fashion in the NW

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:13 pm

In Broadford, Skye there is an emporium that sells farming clothing,outdoor wear, anoraks, boots, wellingtons, rucksacks, climbing gear, tents, stoves other camping gear and lingerie! The thought of carabiners dangling from.....

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Sgurr na Ciche

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:21 pm

All this talk of lingerie brings me to Sgurr na Ciche. The shape of the mountain identifies the correct name.
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Re: Sgurr na Ciche

Post by sub5rider » Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:51 am

"shape of the mountain identifies the correct name."

Go on then Douglas, astound us with your undoubted erudition.
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Sgurr na Ciche, Knoydart

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:51 am

Peak of the pointed breast.
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Re: Pointy bits

Post by sub5rider » Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:24 am


Should've guessed really, thought it was going to be more cerebral than that.

What's the translation for Cioch (as in Corrie Lagan) then ?

Coz from some angles ....


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Gaelic pointy bits

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:49 am

Yes same origin but relatively recent, dating from about 1908.

John MacKenzie of Sconser named the Cioch

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgenetics/cioch3.jpg

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...irect4.jpg

Norman Collie named the ridge behind, Sron na Ciche. In the photo below it is the ridge decending left to right at the right of the photo.

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...04pano.jpg

If you know where to look, you can see the Cioch casting a shadow over the great Cioch Slab, photo below, do not look if you do not like heights.


www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...04pano.jpg


Judging by these photos I must be a bit of a Ciche man.
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Re: Gaelic pointy bits

Post by Jim » Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:16 pm

I thought it was something to do with conical, which I guess in a way it is :-) I must have read a dummed down translation somewhere (probably the Munros book which I keep forgetting to consult).

So Douglas, when you are offered turkey or chicken do you ask for the ciche?

And isn't this a boating forum?

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Re: Gaelic pointy bits

Post by sub5rider » Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:19 pm

" I must be a bit of a Ciche man."

(sigh)

Me too. It was my favourite climbing area, I just loved those thousand foot v.diffs - they appeal to the mountaineer in me.

Grand days out they were, and like as not I'll be brooding all afternoon now.. :\
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TOTALLY ot

Post by MikeB » Wed Oct 01, 2003 12:54 pm

and to think, "real men aren't supposed to like Ciche - - - -" :o 8) :evil

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And isn't this a boating forum?

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Wed Oct 01, 2003 2:07 pm

Please see "Nith Bore" for more boating posts!

I have said it before, but the West Coast offers wonderful options to combine boating and scrambling.

Think Loch Scavaig and the Cuillin...

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...unain2.jpg

Loch Sunart and Beinn Garbh

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...heinn2.jpg

Loch Hourn and Larven

Rum and its Cuillin


Loch Torridon and Liatach

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...rridon.jpg


etc etc etc.

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Re: And isn't this a boating forum?

Post by sub5rider » Wed Oct 01, 2003 2:55 pm

"Loch Torridon and Liatach"

Do you remember Dave Goulder's bunkhouse at the foot of Liatach? Spent many a winter's night there....

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Re: And isn't this a boating forum?

Post by Douglas Wilcox » Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:03 pm

Nigel>Do you remember Dave Goulder's bunkhouse at the foot of Liatach? Spent many a winter's night there....


Just for you Nigel, I have dug out a couple of winter shots of Liathach, taken about '77 or '78.

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...athach.JPG


www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...thachn.JPG

I was thinking of heading up to paddle on Loch Torridon on Thursday.

Douglas :)



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