Skye

Just back from four days on Skye with John, Craig and a Falkirk Community Trust scrambling team of Gillian, Imran, Joanne and Linda.

Joanne, Imran and Linda on An Diallaid.

Joanne, Imran and Linda on An Diallaid.

On Monday we travelled up and needed a short day, so made for the slabby North Rib of An Diallaid in Coire a’Ghreadaidh with the continuation up to the summit of An Diallaid, which has plenty of scope for harder and easier variations. On Tuesday there was low cloud and showers most of the day. Gillian, Imran and myself headed for An Dorus and scrambled up Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh via it’s North-North-West Ridge and then up Sgurr a’Mhadaidh by it’s South West Ridge. John, Craig, Joanne and Linda climbed the West Flank of Sgurr a’Ghreadaidh via Sgurr Eadar da Choire before descending via An Dorus.

Gillian enjoying the exposure on The Inaccessible Pinnacle.

Gillian enjoying the exposure on The Inaccessible Pinnacle.

Wednesday was an improving forecast so we all made our way up the classic mountaineering excursion that is Pinnacle Ridge on Sgurr nan Gillian before descending it’s West Ridge. Today Gillian and I ascended Sgurr Dearg via Coire na Banachdaich before climbing The Inacessible Pinnacle and then descending the South-East Flank to Coire Lagan. John, Joanne and Linda climbed Cioch Slab Corner to the top of the Cioch for the traditional re-enactment of “that scene from Highlander”. Four very good days on Skye.