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Perfect Mountain Sunrise Hike and some Landscape Photography


a wee bit of pink coming over there It Freezing !! aw come on
really want the sun to come up now….. (and the sky to go pink) please!please! It really was a cold morning and a few
hours before on the drive up the temperature gauge in the car had gone down to minus eight (-8oC) it was chilly anyway the purpose of this trip was the
forecast was suggesting that there may be some low-lying cloud and I was
really really hoping to capture the hill with an inversion under it so I
headed up full of hope ….. awe man … its early, what time is it…… its just before 6am, I’ll just show you dont know if you can see that or not yeah just before 6
o’clock it’s it’s cold its minus 4.5 and up about 2 hours ago and have been
driving up icy roads going past lots of big massive
stags at the side of the road and this morning I’m heading up a hill…. I was up hear a few weekends ago, then I was rushing and hopefully this morning I’m here early enough I’ve got an hour and a half to two hours till sunrise I hope to
capture the sunrise although I’m a bit disappointed the beautiful clear skies white topped mountains coming up but yeah I’ve been trying to get up here in certain
conditions and the conditions aren’t what I am hoping for :(…. anyway I’m gonna go out for a wee
walk and enjoy the sunrise and maybe get some photographs…. so after some procrastination I eventually built up the
courage to open a car door and leave the nice warm car to go and get ready and it
was a crystal-clear morning most of the time I’d be super happy with this but as I
said I was really disappointed I was hoping there’d be some low-lying fog so
I could climb up the hill and get above it and enjoy a cloud inversion but HEY HO never mind and I headed off up the hill full of hope for a nice sunrise
instead there was a steep hill up here and very very cold lovely morning yes oh well everythings
glistening, it’s very frosty it was minus about -4
or minus five as I left the car and this is this fabulous beautiful
morning Anyway my last piece to camera I’ll turn this ff so its not shining in your face !…
In the last piece to camera I think I mentioned that I was a bit
disappointed by the conditions and don’t get me wrong it’s absolutely beautiful
here this morning and there is fog over here which is rolling in over Rannoch Moor
and I’m kind of hoping what I was really hoping for was some fog in the valley
and a bit of an inversion so I could see see the Buachaille ( Buachaille Etive Mor ) rising above the fog , but at the moment that’s not gonna happen it’s about an hour till sunrise but
what that is there’s some lovely high-ish levl clouds out to the
west and if all goes to plan they might catch when the Sun comes out but who
knows any irrespective of what happens it’s just nice to be out on a beautiful
morning not much wind and the Glencoe never disappoints us it’s
absolutely fantastic so what’s fingers crossed we can go up here enjoy a
sunrise at the moment is pretty clear it to the east so I’m hoping that the Sun
is going to come up and illuminate everything and maybe get some pictures
, time to the get a head torch back on and go up this hill …. right , let go! so on I plodded, its a steep old pull up
this hill especially from this side and care needs to be taken there’s no
paths there’s a bit of a trot through the heather……… it soon started to
brighten up behind me in the east and I could see the first shades of dawn
approaching that is lovely that looks good this is fantastic with
this and over here I think it’s gonna be a nice , it’s got potential to
be a really good sunrise and I’m not far off the small top called Stob Beinn a’ Chrulaiste but I’ve stopped here I just think it’s a nice view point I can see down Glencoe but I am not looking to photograph that way the sun’s coming up over here
so what I make sure on the sunrise and I can see the color to start in those
clouds it’s fantastic I think I can put my head torch off now as there is enough light
but there is fog now starting to come in and I’m hoping
that’s gonna sweep around The Buachaille !….you never know stranger things have happened but
it’s got a real potential this is just fantastic it’s lovely and there’s a
little very little wind which is lovely its just gorgeous , anyway I am going t shut up now and get the camera set up and then see if we can get some pictures
and enjoy the sunrise absolutely beautiful great all right sir
let’s gets it magical I found a nice spot with a grand view of
the Buachaille which I thought would give a nice photographic shot and also a
nice spot to enjoy breakfast and hopefully watch sunrise but I
tell you , it was still blooming cold! So I’ve got more wee duvet jacket on and wrapped
up and all that I was waiting on was the sunrise ….but I thought if you can see
behind me some of that fog was just starting to role in off Rannoch Moor and
things were starting to look very very promising…. oh it’s a bit cold and I was
just playing about with the camera here it’s just it’s just something special about this
place is you don’t need me to tell you that we’re really hoping the sky lights
up I’ll find it in the next 10 minutes we’ll look at that view behind me .
I’m just taking some pictures and this fogs coming in which is exactly
what I wanted to happen just fantastic so fingers crossed it something happens
with this high-level cloud that’s all set it’s all set to be spectacular to be
honest you but all it takes is a wee band of cloud on the horizon that’ll stop the sun hitting the mountain and I’ll just be this is good enough to be honest, I think I’ve
got some good pictures but it would be nice if that sky went a nice
color so fingers crossed as I was waiting for the sunrise I noticed the
fog did start to roll on and start to sweep round The Buachaille (Etive Mor) it was just
fantastic and I sat taking time lapses and photographs
what a fantastic place to be when this was happening…. oh it’s marvelous absolutely marvelous
what a great morning it’s been, the sunrise is now happening
, as sods law would have it theres one piece of cloud over on the Eastern Eastern
horizon just sort of blocking it but do if you can make the hills through in
Glen Etive over there are being lit up by the Sun it’s not not long before the
sun will pop up and light up the Glence mountains so maybe wait for another few minutes but I’m so glad
I came I didn’t think this I think you can see it behind me there the inversion
and the fog that wasn’t there when I parked up but as I was making my way up
the hill I could see it start to move in off Rannoch Moor and this is
exactly what I was after I’m so happy the sky lit up over to the east and
a wee bit of color behind the Buachaille but it’s just absolutely brilliant so
I’m kind of glad I came out I was thinking about it as well I think it’s
an addiction coming up to the mountains and so for me it certainly is it
I need my mountain fx you know I know that as soon as I come down here and I
head off black and I’m I’m spending the weekend to the family but my mind off
start taking over and wonderingwhere I will be gonna go next and the next good word are coming
and we’re looking good to go and claim and what have you, I think today was just a
short hike but mainly with the photograph so hopefully the
photographs I’ve come out ok you’ll have seen them before I’ve seen numbers that
make sense so it’s a bit yeah but also they might be good they may not but it’s
just a fabulous place it’s just absolutely beautiful here and the videos
never do it justice it’s just the Buachaille they are magnificent mountains and
just always feels like you can reach out and grab it in the palm of your hand and
bring it over it’s absolutely amazing it’s a fantastic viewpoint so I’m gonna
sit here for a bit longer enjoy the views and then head back home I should
be home for it means fairy tale start early oh great take the warm hands
up whoo Oh so eventually the sun peeked above
the horizon I just spent in the next half an hour
enjoying the views having a bite to eat an some breakfast , but what a place that was just
sublime having enjoyed my breakfast from a mighty perch watching the mist roll in down Glencoe, I had to pull myself away I needed
to get back home and spend some time with the family so yeah it was a bit of
a pull leaving that spot that had to be done but the walk back who wasn’t half
bad either and the views continued to impess it was just lovely
what a morning to be oh it really was the perfect morning

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100 thoughts on “Perfect Mountain Sunrise Hike and some Landscape Photography

  1. A truly glorious morning Murray. Beautifully captured too. Well done! The quality of your production continues to grow as well. My heart ached as I saw you sitting there enjoying that amazing view. I have not been in the hills since early September (and it's beginning to show!) as we have been selling and buying houses and all that that entails. Soon I will be able to get out there again. In the meantime I have been living vicariously through your trips. Thank you!

  2. I absolutely love your channel…I will probably never get the chance to do the things you do or visit the places you trek too..so thank you for sharing these outstandingly made videos…look forward to each one…may you have many more awesome adventures in your lifetime. Thank you.

  3. stunning mate well done well worth the effort brilliant set of images really want to do a wild camp up there for sunrise how long did it take you to get up there

  4. Great stuff. Your time lapses were superb. You should definitely put some of your prints up for sale, I think they would do really well. Keep up the good work.

  5. Has to be one of the top 3 videos youโ€™ve done so far. IMHO.
    The time lapse of the inversion moving through the valley was top drawer for sure.
    Only been to Glen Coe twice and it was pouring rain both times. This video really does show off Glen Coe in itโ€™s best light. Thanks for persevering and capturing a great video for us all to see.

  6. Nice one Murray. If you climb Chrulaiste enough times, eventually it comes good. I've had a couple of inversions from the Stob. You always seem to climb from that wee off road spot, whereas I always climb from the Altnafeadh lay-by about 400 yards along the road, which I think is slightly easier except for the final rock climb below the Stob. Regards – John.

  7. Again thank you for sharing this amazing scenery. You said it was hard to pull yourself away and I can imagine it would have been as I didnโ€™t want the video to end. Simply stunning ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  8. What a fantastic view!! Its almost unreal how beautiful it is. And I really enjoy seeing you everytime being so passioned about these lovely mountains๐Ÿ˜Š Unfortunately we just got back from Scotland but as you said in your last video we had perfect winter conditions, it was amazing:) Thx for sharing ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. Had the pleasure of a wildcamp up there a while back thanks to your inspiration. Fair play Murray, you have a happy knack for the right spot in remarkable conditions. Keep them coming!

  10. What the actual… that was simply amazing! Such a shame you never had more time. Iโ€™m away to watch that again. Will also share on our page! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™

  11. Murray can I ask, which mountain did you climb to get such a beautiful view of the Buachaille? I don't get to Scotland very often but that view is high on my list of places to visit. Thanks for taking us on your adventures!

  12. Superb work. That's a morning you will never forget. I now have my new year's resolution: I will get up early for sunrise. Sunsets very rarely can compete with sunrise.

  13. Wow, Murray what a feast for the eyes. Lucky? Ah, I think you make your own luck by getting out and being in those places when it all comes together.
    Looks like your weather forecast was spot on – what sites/apps do you use and which do you think are most accurate?
    Keep up the good work & hope to see you out there some time.

  14. Wow, just wow !!
    Murray , you are a true gentleman – that was just so beautiful.
    Your filming is crystal clear and every detail is magical.
    Keep going please,look forward to the next one.

  15. Just magical . Prize – winning photography . Agree with the calendar idea . I really enjoy all your journeys …….. while i'm sitting in my big chair with a hot coffee and ma slippers on !

  16. Again enjoyed your video Murray again! How lucky you were the morning of this recording and how sorry you had to leave the spot, just when the tops started to color. That must have been a difficult decision. But yes, the images both moving and still, are no less. I am already looking forward to your next video!

  17. Just stunning, amazing what can be achieved in just a few hours, good to see you getting the tripod out, itโ€™s so worth it when you are getting views like that.

  18. Bloody lovely mate. You lucked out there! Thanks for sharing….though you are making me homesick for the homeland again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Stunning, simply stunning, I have to agree with Nigel a calendar would be awesome, a little bit of home for my wall. Thanks for sharing, Happy St Andrew's day from Canada.

  20. Dont know what your day job is and where you get the time for these trips but i look forward to watching every new one you post, i have said before it's about time you put your photography work out there on prints and make a bit of money, you obviously spend quite a bit making these videos and as you said your missing time with your family so it would help compensate for both and who knows maybe help take your channel to a whole new level. I also said a few years back i would like to see your take on the NC500. All the best for 2020๐Ÿ‘

  21. How did you know there would be low lying cloud? Do you have an app that says or do you judge by the pressure and temperature changes? Thanks very much

  22. An addiction I fully understand ! What a magnificent views. 'Being away from the clutter' is what mountaineer Simon Yates once said in an interview when they asked him why he did what he did. Thanks for making this film in this icy cold weather !

  23. Your wee films make me so homesick… so incredibly beautiful ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ’™

  24. Hi murray Wow what a superb morning just stunning mate well worth getting up for that was beautiful Thanks for that atvb chris

  25. You look at this and think it quite normal that the Highlanders of the past believed absolutely that they lived in a magical place.

  26. You should be selling your photos my man. Easy money.

    I gather youโ€™ve seen the weekendโ€™s forecast? Think Iโ€™m going for a solo summit bivvy tomorrow night.

    Hyped!!!

  27. one of the best I have ever seen Murray, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up when I saw that. it just does not get any better, thanks for taking us along.

  28. This was amazing Murray , I am so pleased it worked out for you. I must admit whenever I see this mountain I think of you and have renamed it in your honour ๐Ÿ˜€ I always say oh look there's Murrays hill and one day I intend on climbing it ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for sharing Take care ๐Ÿ˜€ Teddy

  29. Wonderful watch and also quite spectacularly scarey for me, as Iโ€™m terrified of heights. I had a binge watch Murray the other night and Iโ€™ve got some catching up to do on the watching front! Wonderful videos and always great entertainment.

  30. This is the first one of your films that Iโ€™ve watched & I picked one about my favourite area with a view of my favourite mountain! I grew up by Stirling & used to pass through here on a regular basis (I still try to) it thrills me every time.

  31. Yes my friend, you are truly an Addict, and rightly so, I'd have to say!! I enjoy these videos so much, I cannot climb mountains due to an injury I have in my spine, so I really been living vicariously through these! The scenery is just magnificent and your passion for it shines thru! Thank you and have a wonderful day, crack on bagger! LoL โค๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟโค๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟโค

  32. One of those moments where all the disappointed times a landscape photographer has are forgotten. Very well edited and captured. Excellent work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  33. Absolutely stunning Murray , I bet your glad you didn't turn around and go home ! The colours and that inversion just beautiful . TFS atb Dave.

  34. Well worth the early morning hike Murray. Stunning shots. The look on your face when the mist came rolling in. Like the cat the got the cream. Lol.

  35. Just amazing, thank you for sharing your awesome hikes. Like a few others, eagerly awaiting announcement of a calendar!! Make room on the shelves for the Steaming Boots..lol

  36. Amazing morning wasnโ€™t it! Sure this is when I captured the best drone footage Iโ€™ve ever captured and seen ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ brilliant video as always! https://www.instagram.com/p/B45jFLPjRon/?igshid=1j7r0qljac4yu

  37. Fantastic view / video. Iโ€™m a new subscriber but have been watching from the shadows for a while now , happy St. Andrewโ€™s day keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  38. Absolutely fantastic!! ๐ŸฅบWhat was the hill called you climbed up to get the view point of the Buachaille? (if you don't mind me asking) Great content keep it up!

  39. I've been traveling this week and only just got the chance to watch this one Murray. What a sensational morning you had there!! The Buachaille looked absolutely magnificent in that light and the inversion just topped it all off. Can't wait to be there next March and fingers crossed we get a morning even half as good as this. Great video once again ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ATB

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