Thursday, 28 May 2015

A wintery day on the Aonach Eagach and a busy end to the month.

I worked a successful Cuillin traverse last weekend for Skye guides, which we managed to fit into a very short weather window. So much so, it stopped raining as we reached Sgurr Nan Eag and started again as we got back to our bags after Sgurr nan Gillean.
Yesterday I was out with Justin and his 13 year old son Noah on the Aonach Eagach, the forecast looked like it could be a day in the middle of February but we decided to give it a go. They both did really well and made very short work of the route. We had some very heavy snow and hail showers pass through but nothing settled for very long.

Aonach Eagach

Aonach Eagach

It's a long way down.

Aonach Eagach

Tackling the Pinnacles.

Monday, 18 May 2015

A mix of weather on Skye

I'm just home from five days on Skye with some very varied weather. We had a full mix with snow, hail, sleet, rain and sun. Day 1 was a great day with blue skies and dry rock but unfortunately this didn't last, today though the sun made another appearance for our traverse of the classic Clach Glas and Bla Bheinn. A few days off now before I head back up.

A busy day on the Inn Pinn.

The views from the top.

Back to snow, rain and cloud.

Clach Glas to Bla Bheinn traverse

Approaching the Bealach at the start of the Clach Glas - Bla Bheinn trav.

Clach Glas to Bla Bheinn traverse

The slanting V-groove onto Clach Glas.

Clach Glas to Bla Bheinn traverse

The final difficult step to get us onto Bla Bheinn.