Saturday, 17 May 2014

Coire Lagan Round

Andy on the Cioch
So with the forecast as it was there was going to be no window for a ridge traverse with Andy.  So today we went for the brilliant round of Coire Lagan, a route that pick’s out some of Skye’s most iconic rock.  Unsurprisingly the forecast was deteriorating so an early start saw that we got up and off the Cioch and over Sgurr Alasdair before we donned our waterproofs.  From Sgurr MhicCoinnich all hell broke loose, heavy downpour which didn't stop, clouds rolled in thick and fast leaving only a view of our close proximity.  The desire to climb An Stac and the Inaccessible Pinnacle was not strong with Andy.  With a desire to climb these sections with a nice view he promised to return to Skye and with that pact, he headed down the An Stac screes and out to the car.  Unsurprisingly we didn’t see or hear anyone in the mountains.  The last 3 days I have been working for Skye Guides.

Andy heading up Sgurr Alasdair


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