This spring has had some great weather for adventures in Scotland. Over the last couple of months I have been trying to get to places that have formerly escaped me, its so easy to go back to places I love. As the winds dropped and sun came out at the start of the month Adam and I headed to Skye for a couple of days. I have spent a lot of time on Skye though had never got the boat from Elgol to access the Cuillin. We had a very leisurely start with the aim of a two day traverse of the Cuillin with the Dubhs Slabs start thrown in for good measure.
Adam trying to work out which one is the Dubhs Slabs. In recent years there has been some hard climbs put up in this glen – theres a life time of climbing in just this one area if you get the weather and the time!
Our aim on the first day was to get past the Inaccessible Pinnacle and find a bivy spot. With both of us happy to solo most of the ridge it was pretty easy going with the odd stop to realise how lucky we are and admire the views. Above – Adam on Collies/Harts ledge.
After a couple of days of work I managed to rustle up some friends for a trip I’ve wanted to do for a while. Getting 5 people, 5 vehicles, 3 canoes and lots of climbing gear to the correct layby on Loch Maree was probably the hardest bit! Above – Cecile, Tim and Chucky bringing the last boat down to the Loch.
We had two brilliant days at Carnmore and then headed back to the boats in the evening. I love how much you can pack into a couple of days in Scotland. If you’re ever heading to carnmore I recommend the canoe approach over the 20km walk (you just need a friend with lots of boats!)