It was difficult to be optimistic about yesterdays forecast for the North West Highlands. The words ‘persistent and drenching’ ran through my head as Nick and I left the van in search of a challenging day out in the Cuillins.

Skye Cuillin Ridge

Nicks initial foray into the Skye mountains was on Tuesday where we tackled the Northern Three Munros utilising the exciting abseil down the Kings Cave from Am Basteirs Tooth, which is always good fun especially with access to the abseil point requiring some caving skills!

Skye Cuillin Ridge

It did clear for a split second

It did clear for a split second

Spot of caving

Spot of caving

So back to yesterday and in need of a challenge I thought a Lagan Round would fit the bill even though I knew it would be pretty slippery on the basalt sections. We needed to take our time whilst moving together and pitched more than normal to ensure we stayed safe throughout. We didnt see anyone else and we were both thoroughly soaked by the time we climbed the Inaccessible Pinnacle and descended the West Ridge.

Skye Cuillin Ridge Skye Cuillin Ridge

Here you can clearly see lots of water being forced out of our soaking wet rope

Here you can clearly see lots of water being forced out of our soaking wet rope

Skye Cuillin Ridge

Mondays job was to try and ‘bag’ two of David’s three remaining Munros, and we did just that. Ticking off the Inn Pinn and Sgurr MhicCoinnich, again we endured very foggy, damp weather but we got the job done. Now all David needs to do is return for an ascent of the Islands highest point Sgurr Alasdair. The last three days I have been working for West Coast Mountain Guides.

The Inn Pinn Skye Sgurr MhicCoinnich Skye