Sunday, 31 July 2016

Isle of Skye Meet

The meet took place using the recently improved BMC Glen Brittle Hut. The weather was variable but with a couple of good days.

As a mixed group activities included walking, scrambling and climbing (when it was dry enough).
Places visited included Coire Laggan, (where some brave folk endured the freezing waters of the lochan, Uillish, Suisnish, the Coral Beach, as well as Chris and Jonah's exploits in Sron na Ciche.
Visits to the Old Inn at Carbost produced an invite for Chris to join in the Friday night jam session with the very accomplished local musicians. Chris more than held his own, delighted to find he was playing with a former Peat Bog Fairy(google if you need to).
Mention must be made of the gourmet food - thanks to all the contributors, especially Malcolm.

Photos include a venture onto a decidedly damp Sron na Ciche for some lower great classic mountaineering routes on the famous Cioch Buttress. A pleasant ambling approach via The Terrace and Collie's Route (mod) culminated in the excellent Wallworks Route (V. Diff) with an improvised variation to avoid a damp and protectionless corner.
Later in the week with cloud still blotting out any suggestion of sun Chris managed a section of the ridge, approaching via the spur on Sgurr an Fheadain, before scrambling the section from Bidein Druim nan Ramh to the summit of Bruach na Frithe, rewarded with superb views across to Bla Bheinn.
On the final day, the rain held off long enough for Chris to make a scrambling ascent of Central Buttress (diff) in Coire a Grundda, an excellent long climb in a spectacular and lonely setting".