Isle of Skye, The Cuillin Ridge

Isle of Skye 

Above: Our approach towards Isle of Skye

On Friday we climbed the west ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean, up onto Gillean itself. There were occasional showers, which fell as sleet/snow above 800m, adding interest to our ascent. 

Above: Mike scrambling on the west ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean

Above: Abseil descents off Sgurr nan Gillean

On Saturday we sailed across sea Loch Scavaig, to access the southerly end of the Cuillin Ridge. Here, we gained the ridge by way Gars-Bheinn, to continue over Sgurr nan Eag onto Sgurr Dubh Mor. We descended into Glen Brittle. 

Above: Loch Scavaig

On Sunday we climbed the south-east ridge of An Stac, to then climb the Inaccesible Pinnacle (Inn Pin) and Sgurr na Banachdich. The visibility was excellent and there were sunny spells for the duration of the day.

Above: Cuillin Ridge in Profile

Overall it was an enjoyable three-day trip with variable, atmospheric weather.