Skye

Yesterday I was out on Skye with father and son team John and Harvey. The forecast of sunshine and showers didn’t really materialise for the Southern end of The Black Cuillin and once above 500m we were in cloud all day with some very heavy showers.

Harvey reaching the easy ground on The Inaccessible Pinnacle's East Ridge

Harvey reaching the easy ground on The Inaccessible Pinnacle’s East Ridge

However, we had a successful day going up through Coire na Banachdich to Sgurr Dearg; climbing The Inaccessible Pinnacle; descending via The South-East Flank to reach Bealach Coire Lagan; ascending and descending Sgurr MhicChoinnich via it’s North ridge and then heading down via the An Stac Screes and Coire Lagan.

Harvey and John on a narrow section of The North Ridge of Sgurr MhicCoinnich

Harvey and John on a narrow section of The North Ridge of Sgurr MhicCoinnich

The day completed the Skye Munros for John and great for him to be able to share that with Harvey, despite the lack of views on the day.

John and Harvey on the summit of Sgurr MhicCoinnich

John and Harvey on the summit of Sgurr MhicCoinnich