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.
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!
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.
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.