Challenging conditions on Skye.

Challenging conditions on Skye.

What a forecast for a 4 day Munro course, each day had rain showers and some high winds forecast but our team led by Tom, Josh and Dave achieved all 11 Munros easily.

Day 1. With this being the best day of the week with an improving forecast through day, we changed plans to ascend Sgùrr na Banachdaich followed by a swift climb of the Pin. Three teams, 11 individuals up the climb and safely lowered back onto Sgurr Dearg in just over 1 hour. We then moved onto a dry Sgùrr MhicChoinnich exactly as predicted.

Day 2. The worst weather of the week and the best option is always Sgurr a Mhadaidh and Sgurr a Ghreadaidh, the team made swift work of these two enjoying the scrambling along the ridge and were down for 2.30pm with wet underwear.

Day 3. Another poor forecast day with high winds and persistent drizzle. The team set off full of optimism towards the South end 3. The long walk in and high winds contributed to some of the team to chose not to do Dubh Mor and head straight for Alisdair.

Day 4. A forecast with a weather window made the team choose Bruach na Frithe first in the worst weather. Giving the team dry ascents of Am Bastier and Sgurr nan Gillean with views out to Elgol and North to Applecross.

@ami_professionals

https://westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/courses/guide-skye-cuillin-munros/






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