From my point of view, a spiffing trip.
I had the chance to enjoy real 'scottish' weather.
I found I can climb King's chimney in trainers.
I found out that i can climb down and up the steep face of the Inn Pinn in trainers, although its not allowed to be put on the munro tally twice!
I found that the TD gap can also be climbed into and out of in trainers.
I realised that the ridge is not so long as I had expected, The ridge traverse only taking 6:53!
I had the opportunity to climb the best V Diff, Severe and Hard Severe climbs in Skye(all on the same day).
Ten Pitches of climbing is much quicker if you don't use any gear....
Approx Split Times:
Ghars Beinn 0:00
Beinn Eig 0:20
Inn Pinn 2:30
Water Stop (Between Banadich and Greadaidh) 3:30
Below Sgurr nan Gillean 6:47
Sgurr nan Gillean 6:53
NB: Please do not leave this page thinking it is easy to complete a traverse of the main ridge. It is NOT. (Practice and experience are essential)
Awsome trip because:
- great weather - sun every day but the first, unusual for Scotland!
- Learnt loads about Skye, the Cullin mountains and technical mountaineering (e.g. Ropework).
- Got to do 2 multipitch climbs and some leading on them - cool.
- Absailed down Kings cave chimney - awsome absail (scary!)
- Congrats to JACKIE on winning the ROCK for being awsome. She did loads of our driving, went out every day, lead walks on parts the Ridge, and this was her first time on Skye.
- Congrats to BEN on winning the PINEAPPLE for being such an obsessive munro bagger! If double bagging was allowed then Vince would be untouchable, however because this is against the rules Ben snaches the pineapple with an impressive trek to Bla-Bhein Hitchhiking and a huge walk in from the main road in the North!
- Shame to GREG on winning the BOG-ROLL for the least number of munros.
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