Thursday, 9 July 2015

Scrambling, Sea Kayaking and Cuillin Ridge Traverse

I am just back from a brilliant 4 days with Willie and Barnie. They had 3 days booked out of 4 with the intention of doing a Cuillin Ridge Traverse. With the weather looking a wee bit appealing for the last two days we thought we would save that for a traverse attempt. Day one we hit the Clach Glas - Bla Bheinn Traverse. Probably one of my favourite routes on Skye, a true classic with fantastic situations, views and scrambling. This was 17 year old Barnie's first time on something like this and he did exceptionally well. 

Day two was very wet so we opted for a rest day. Willie and Barnie invited me on a 6 hour sea kayaking expedition which I'm so glad I didn't turn down, it was great to see some of Skye's coastline. Then to finish the trip we successfully traversed the Cuillin Ridge in less the idea conditions over 2 days. Rain, hail, 4 degree's, windy, cloudy and a bit of sun. A cold damp bivi but a great sunny finish on Sgurr nan Gillian. Well done to Willie and Barnie for digging deep and for being brilliant company for the 4 days. This week I was working for Moran Mountain.

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