Which Skye Guide
by missmunro » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:06 pm
I've emailed about 6 guides they all seem to think these would involve 2 mountain days which is what I thought. Prices vary between £200-£135 a day.
Any personal recommendation would be greatly appreciated
by duchally » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:17 pm
by gammy leg walker » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:20 pm
by missmunro » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:04 pm
Ken - I have done the In-pin, Bannadich, Mhadaidh, Ghreadaidh, Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr nan Eag - all with Glenmore Lodge on a 'Scrambling on Skye' week. Really good fun but way more than I could do alone, and I learnt a lot. I think that Bruiche na Frith and Blaven are within my capabilities but the other four not, hence the guide. I have done both An Teallach - via the by pass on my own, and Aonach Eagach - with a friend and both were fine, also lots of others both summer and winter on my own. However, I like living and discretion is the better part etc.
I have emailed about six guides and got varying prices between £210 per day and £135 - the latter being Paddy McGuire so I was glad to see he got a good review. Just waiting for one more answer and if I get any more advice from Walkhighland forumites.
thanks - any more advice would be appreciated
by ken reid » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:10 pm
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by oldrayne75 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:43 pm
You'll be fine on Bruach na Frithe and Blaven.
Alasdair doesn't pose much difficulty via the slog up/down the great stone shoot. Can't vouch for the continuation to Mhich Choinnich though.
Am Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillain require a real head for heights/exposure - especially the latter. Great fun though
by Kevin29035 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:07 am
oldrayne75 wrote:Can't vouch for the continuation to Mhich Choinnich though.
This is definitely a place for the guides. I'm a rock climber, read all the guidebooks, all the descriptions, and still got caught out. None of the guidebooks I read gave an adequate description. Some were completely off. (After I went to the Cuillin, I checked out the SMC The Cuillin, by Mike Lates. I haven't read the Mhic Choinnich section, but I've seen other bits and I wouldn't be surprised if it's bang on.)
Because we couldn't find (real hidden) bypasses on the Thearlaich descent, we abseiled twice and lost some gear as a result. I posted a thread on UKClimbing to get this section of the Ridge clear, and even the guidebook writers were conflicted. The guides know the way, but if you go without, it's definitely a place that would repay a nice day and hours of exploring.
I can also agree that Alasdair via the Stone Shoot shouldn't be very difficult.
by missmunro » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:34 pm
Ken - I will be up first week of July. I have to book my leave months in advance and have to take the weather as I find it. Although last July was fantastic in the north.
thank you to everyone who replied
by kevsbald » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:24 pm
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