Simon, Catherine and I had an excellent day on Pinnacle Ridge on Sgurr nan Gillean today. The weather forecast for today was excellent, the weather first this morning wasn't, but fortunately, the early morning showers soon cleared, giving a largely dry and clear day.
The thing I particularly enjoy about Pinnacle Ridge is the huge variety of situations to be found en route, from steep buttresses and grooves, weaving in amongst towers and outcrops, narrow and exposed crests, not to mention the fantastically airy abseil off the summit of the Third Pinnacle, which Catherine did very well on, particularly as it was her first ever abseil. The route is sustained through-out and finishes right at the summit of Sgurr nan Gillean.
We had a bite to eat on the summit, before descending the West Ridge, which in itself is no pushover, rounding off a full day of mountaineering and probably one of the best single day outings in the UK.