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Skye June 2010 Group

We’ve had one of our busiest June’s ever enjoying nearly three full weeks on Skye with 15 people in five separate groups. We’ve covered most of Skye’s dramatic Cuillin Ridge and made ascents of nearly all of the Cuillin Munros making the best of a mixed spell of weather that has seen settled but frequent low-lying cloud with spells of light rain.

On Saturday 26th the south end of the Cuillin Ridge remained below a heavy cloud base and despite an early shower we completed a tremendous mountaineering day with Judy, Mary and Karen. Starting at sea level at Glenbrittle bay we walked through the atmospheric Corrie Lagan and accessed the ridge via the Sgumain stone chute. After Sgurr Sgumain there is a long scramble (with one significant roped pitch) up the Western summit ridge of Sgurr Alasdair – Cuillin’s highest summit at 993m.

Sgurr Alasdair, Cuillin Ridge
Judy and Mary on Sgurr Alistair.

During the day the cloud base remained just above the highest tops giving us some dramatic views west to the islands.

The Island of Rhum from the Cuillin
Rhum from the Cuillin on the same day.

From Sgurr Alasdair there is a tremendous scramble over Sgurr Thearlaich to the bealach between Sgurr Mhich Choinnich and Sgurr Thearlaich. From here we traversed the famous Collie’s Ledge up to the summit ridge – a long and easy approach to reach this peak but very exposed with a few awkward scrambling moves in places.

During June, go further’s Paul and Colin were also guiding on the north end of the ridge with a large group on Am Basteir and the fabulous scramble up the western summit ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean. We took in Sgurr a’ Mhadaidh and Sgurr a’ Ghreadaidh during a wild, windy and misty day. And we also helped 10 people in two groups reach the top of the Inaccessible Pinnacle during long days when we also reached the summits of Sgurr na Banachdich and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. See or Skye pages for more options.

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