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In Pinn destroyed during snow-storm


NOTE: This story was an April Fool – the In Pinn still remains – happy climbing.

Scotland’s hardest Munro, the Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye, is no more after collapsing yesterday in a gigantic rockfall as the Cuillin were swept by hurricane force winds and blizzard conditions. The news broke yesterday evening after an ascent of Sgurr Dearg in appalling weather conditions by one of the island’s mountain guides.

Walkers are warned to avoid the An Stac screes above Coire Lagan – and the former ramp that ran along the side of the pinnacle – both of which are littered with huge lumps of broken and highly unstable rock.

Sgurr Dearg will replace the Pinnacle as a Munro, making the ascent of all the peaks much easier than before, though the news will come as a blow to the Skye guiding industry which has grown up around helping clients ascend the ‘In Pinn’ as it was known.

Photo: Ian Jeffrey

8 Comments » for In Pinn destroyed during snow-storm
  1. david says:

    surely an April Fool, Paul…. no??

  2. Stacey hearl says:

    Aye right! April fools!

  3. The Earl of Fulham says:

    Sounds thoroughly unconvincing to me….now if you had mentioned ‘earthquake’…. I would have swallowed it hook, line & sinker ;-)

  4. Jon Sanders says:

    April 1st….. Good one though!

  5. Rachel Sharp says:

    IN PINN or IN PROB – good try though

  6. buggy bhoy says:

    good. I’m heading up in june for a ridge walk so i’ll not need 2 nail that bad boy :)

  7. Col gregg says:

    Pity it’s an april fool!! I could have added Sgurr Dearg to my list of munros.

  8. Colin says:

    If it is an April Fools joke it should not be on this website.




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