Wednesday, 12 February 2014

One good day on Skye make's up for many savage days.

Lovely sunset
This week I have been working in the North West highlands on a mountaineering course for Martin Moran.  Matt, Judit, Dave and Paul have had a baptism of fire with their first Scottish winter experience.  We have visited and climbed on Fuar Tholl, Beinn Alligin, Beinn Eighe and today we went too Skye.  We have battled strong winds, high temperatures, lots of snow and lots of rain.  Today we were finally rewarded by a Munro on Skye and fantastic panoramic views.  However, all the other elements were present today, we couldn't escape the true Scottish winter weather that easily.  The 10 minutes we had on the summit of Bruach na Frithe (via the NW ridge (grade I amazing-ness)) was worth all the poor weather we had in the last 3 days.  Tomorrow is the last day.  The team are tired but will not go down without a fight!
The team on the Horns of Beinn Aligin

Exposed traversing

Hanging out on Skye - Judit, Dave and Paul (Matt stayed in to watch the curling)

Skye looking amazing

Go there soon, so much snow!

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