Skye at its best!

Skye at its best!

Its been an unusual start to the Spring/Summer season. Lots of bookings have gone astray lately with many folk cancelling due to weather or rearranging for later in the year when they hope conditions will prevail. The last couple of days I was on Skye with the intention of work but again things seem to have fallen through last minute……

Coire Lagan

Coire Lagan

Sgurr Dubh Mor and Coir a Ghrunnda

Sgurr Dubh Mor and Coir a Ghrunnda

One thing that certainly wasn’t to blame was the weather, Skye has had a quick blast of Summer; dry, calm and cool up high making for perfect conditions along the Cuillin ridge. I didn’t want to waste this weather window so decided to stay on Skye and make use of reccying the ridge ready for my ‘personal best’ which I will attempt later this year. Yesterday I took a brisk walk from Glenbrittle underneath the Cioch and upto Bealach Coire a’Ghrunnda before summiting Sgurr Alasdair and traversing the main ridge all the way to Bruach na Frithe. It was great to be on my own cruising along the ridge bumping into many friends and colleagues all enjoying their days work, guiding folk up their objectives for the day. I made good time and met up with Ken and his clients just below BNF, so decided to hang on and wander down with them to get a lift back to my van.

Roasting on the ridge...

Roasting on the ridge…

A happy client abseiling down the final difficulties of An Caisteal

A happy client abseiling down the final difficulties of An Caisteal

Hopefully this latest blast of winter wont last long and we get a more settled period of weather into June and July. I have a day teaching Alpine skills this Sunday followed by a week working on a Mountain leader Training course before heading back north for a stint on Skye.