Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Skye, Wall !

Alan heading into Coire a Grhunda, Isle of Skye 

Morning clouds over the Cuilin 

Al heading along the bouldering wall in Inverness 

Al on the Skye ridge 

Scrambly steps up to gain the upper Coire

I have been out with Alan over the last couple of days and over the next three weeks will be out and about on various things. We had a session at the Inverness wall looking at some movement and refreshing knots for tying into things.  Yesterday we headed to Skye as Alan is keen to get some scrambling done and we headed up into Coire Grhunda over a few scrambly steps to head up to the ridge proper and a trip along to the munro Sgurr Dubh Mor. We set off from the car park in Glen Brittle meeting Bruce Poll who was heading for a similar area. It was a bright start but once we gained the upper coire we were in a thick clag to the main ridge and top although dry and bright once we finished. We are on for some more rock climbing and then a few days munro bagging. Alan has signed up for his ML and so we shall be focussing on that vie an exped.  The Highland weather seems to be getting a little warmer at the moment and we found no snow on the Skye ridge were we where but I saw large patches at the Northern end.