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Isle of Skye, Scotland Guiding May-June 2009

21/07/2009 10:59

I returned to the Isle of Skye, Scotland for the guiding season of May-June. Long daylight hours, good weather and lack of midges make these months the best to visit the Skye and the infamous Cuillin mountains and atmospheric sea cliffs. The Cuillin Munros all saw a few ascents with various groups and parties. Other notable climbs were made of the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Pinnacle Ridge, the Cioch, Dubh Ridge and the Basteir Tooth. The sea cliffs at Neist, Flodigarry and Elgol (Suidhe Biorach) also provided much entertainment - rock climbing in the sunshine! At the end of May a brief trip to the mainland was undertaken with a small group. We took the ferry in to Inverie, Knoydart - staying in the Torrie Shieling for 3 nights and ascending some of Scotlands most remote Munros - Ladhar Bheinn, Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe.

When the sun shines on the Highlands and Islands there is no better place to be!  But at the end of June it looked like rain so I headed south to the Alps.......