Eleven Munro’s and eight Munro Tops were the name of the game. A Munro being a Scottish Mountain over 3000ft (914m) high and a Munro Top a mountain that is also over 3000ft but not regarded as a separate mountain, hence a ‘top’. Iain is well on his way to completing all the Munro’s and tops and over the last few days I have helped guide him over some of the most difficult to obtain.
Monday’s forecast wasn’t very promising but I knew with a bit of coaching I could get Iain over the three Northern Cuillin Munro’s and their tops. After a quick ascent of Sgurr nan Gillean we traversed Am Bateir before abseiling down onto the top of the Tooth (a Munro top). We then made a further abseil down the Kings Cave which left just an easy scramble onto Sgurr a’Fionn Choire and Bruach na Frithe. We spent the day in the drizzle and strengthening winds but managed a very respectful time in getting these done.
Yesterday was looking much drier so after some consideration I thought we should try and complete everything else in one go: eight Munro’s and six tops, it was going to be a tough day for Iain but I convinced him it would be worth it! The day dawned clear but very quickly we had a light shower or two followed by dense cloud for most of the day. The good news is that a gusty wind dried the crest off nicely and although we couldn’t see much it was dry enough to make good progress: well done Iain….. I was working for Skye Guides.