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A sunny Sunday on a Skye Sgurr

A sunny Sunday on a Skye Sgurr

Postby Graeme D » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:11 pm

Munros included on this walk: Sgùrr na Banachdich

Date walked: 17/05/2009

Distance: 8.2 km

Ascent: 1013m

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Patience had brought its due reward yesterday on Bla Bheinn, and we woke up to a bright sunny Sunday morning.

We had our sights set on Sgurr na Banachdich as we had to get back down the road reasonably sharpish and pick the dog up from my parents. I was also out of school on the Monday and Tuesday, supervising a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh training expedition, so today I was looking for a fairly short, sharp, straightforward day.

After breakfast we quickly packed away the tent and all our bits and pieces, jumped in the car and headed for Glen Brittle.

The Cuillin from the Glen Brittle road

We were parked in the roadside spaces next to the Glen Brittle Youth Hostel by 9 o’clock and heading up the well constructed path alongside the Allt a’ Choire Ghreadaidh in glorious early morning spring sunshine, before leaving the path after a couple of kilometres and heading south east over boggy ground into Coir’ an Eich.

As we follow faint paths across the scree filled shoulder of An Diallaid, the views open up back down into Glen Brittle and we soon emerge breathless onto the ridge where the views open up across the scree filled void of Coir’-uisg.

Sunshine in Glen Brittle

Slogging up the scree

Staring into the void.....

From here it’s a straightforward climb up rocky slopes to the summit, where we have stunning views back over to Bla Bheinn, along a considerable chunk of jagged coastline and in both directions along the ridge. The pick of the views, however, are probably along to Sgurr Alasdair and the Great Stone Shoot and in front of that, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, with people making their way up it clearly visible through the binoculars.

Summit posers

I wonder who's over on Bla Bheinn today?


Along the ridge to the Pinnacle and Sgurr Alasdair

Debbie at the summit cairn, Bla Bheinn in the background

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Re: A sunny Sunday on a Skye Sgurr

Postby malky_c » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:26 am

Looks great that. If you go to Skye enough times you get the good weather...my motto anyway!

Glad this was in the spring. When I saw the title of this report I was kicking myself for not heading out in that direction at the weekend! :lol:
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