Friday, 8 June 2012

Busy week on Skye for the Bank holiday.

After finishing at Outward Bound at 3.30pm last Friday I met up with Rich to help him out for the evening on an SPA ass then packed my car for an early start to Skye on the Saturday morning. I have been working for Skye Guides this last week and Saturday I picked up Simon in Broadford and we made our way round to the Glen Brittle campsite. We headed up the Sgumain stone shoot and over the summit where we bumped into Tony, Dave and Lisa who where having an interesting traverse. We carried on over Sgurr Alasdair and headed North to Sgurr Mhic Choinnich and down the An Stac screes. Sunday we headed up to An Dorus and took in Sgurr a' Mhadaidh and the over Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh and onto Sgurr Banachdich.

Simon on Hart's ledge.

Day 3 and I was with Dave today who wanted to be a more independent scrambler so we headed up Pinnacle ridge and had a look at route finding using the guide book and abseiling and then carried onto Gillean and down it's very busy West ridge.

Dave enjoying the great scrambling up onto Knights peak.

The next two days and I was out with the Cook family and Grandad. Their big ambition was to climb the Inn Pinn. So I made two trips up the Pinn and at one point we had three generations of the family sat on the summit. My second day with the Cooks and they wanted to tick off the southern Munros so we headed up Sgurr nan Eag but the guys had tired legs and a quick burst of cramp meant we called it a day there and headed back down.

Busy on Gillean's West ridge. Strangely no one was using the usual ab station. So we had it.

Final day and it was back to the southern end but With Dan and Dawn today who had been out with Matt for the rest of the week and just had the Southern three to get. So we made quick time into the coire and took in Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh an da Beinn, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Alasdair and Sgurr Sgumain and descended down the Sgumain stone shoot. Another fantastic week of weather on Skye, I only had to put waterproofs on for an hour in the whole week. Back at home for a couple of days of rest then back up to Skye on Sunday.

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