Saturday, May 23, 2015

Skye Scrambling 2015

This week I have been working on the beautiful Isle of Skye. I have been visiting the Cuillin Ridge every May since I was 17 years old and it never disappoints for drama, adventure and stunning scrambling. This year we faced some challenges with the weather and there were some long faces as we met on Sunday evening at the Sligachan, running from the car to the bar to escape the rain!

Nonetheless the first three days of the week were pretty kind to us, despite snow each day we ticked off some great routes including the traverse of Mhadaidh, Ghreadaidh and Banachdich , Inaccessible Pinnacle, Clac Glas-Blaven Traverse, Pinnacle Ridge, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and Bidein Drum nan Ramh. As the week drew on the weather deteriorated and so Thursday saw a variety of venues but with a theme of rock climbing in some sheltered spots to avoid the worst of the wind and the rain whilst on Friday we had a team ascent of The Spur in Coire a Mhadaidh. 

It was great to meet up with some old friends, share some drams and a night of live music in the Old Inn at Carbost and share some great adventures with lovely people. Thanks to all who came. :-)

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