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Een Peen day

Een Peen day


Postby pigeon » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:38 pm

Route description: Sgurr Dearg and the In Pinn

Munros included on this walk: Inaccessible Pinnacle

Date walked: 21/06/2014

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 7.3 km

Ascent: 1087m

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At last Inn Pinn day (or Een Peen as Jimbo Simpson named it :lol: )
Forecast was a bit dodgy but our guide Jonah was keen to get us up there so me,Jim,Erin ,Pat ,Ryan and Ian set off up the good path from the start point.

Even John Merrick couldn't handle the midges at Sligachan;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 001 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Ryan's kitchen;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 002 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Jim,Ryan,Ian and Jonah;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 009 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Jim and Erin;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 010 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


RG;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 011 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Pat gets a wee scramble practice;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 013 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Jonah and Sgurr Alasdair;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 014 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Helmets on time ;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 018 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

A steady climb up was broken up by Jonah by giving us 3 wee tea breaks the cloud lifting now and then to reveal Sgurr Alasdair ,at the third break we got our helmets and harnesses on.The mist came down as we got closer to the top of Sgurr Dearg and the Pinn never revealed itself till we were right next to it :shock: it was a fair sight when it appeared out of the clouds;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 026 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


On Sgurr Dearg Jonah sorted us out into groups of 4,we had been joined by a father and son ,Phil and Allan and Jonah decided that the guinea Pigeon would go first followed by Erin,Ryan then Pat so the first four of us made our way nervously to the base of the Pinn.We waited on another group to clear the climb before starting up ,slowly and steadily the 4 of us made our way up the Pinn following Jonah's lead,i've no photo's from the climb up cos i was bricking it :lol: Struggled a wee bit on the crux but somehow found my way up and thankfully young Erin behind me seem to manage better than me and soon the 4 of of us were safely at the first pitch,the next section was a bit easier but way more exposed so thankfully the clag was still lingering so we couldn't really see the vertical drops to either side :lol: Another nervous wait at the top of the Pinn waiting on the group in front,the downward bit was the one i was most worried about;


Group in front get themselves down the Peen;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 028 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

Jonah got us set for the drop down and lucky me got to go first again,bit more practice needed by myself on the abseil front is all i'm saying but got myself down somehow without losing or breaking any body parts :lol:

Erin was next and i could relax now and take more pics;


Erin coming down;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 033 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Ryan's turn;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 035 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageSkye trip June 2014 038 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Now Pat;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 042 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


First 4 safely down now it was Ian and Jim's turn;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 048 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Climbers on the Pinn,Ian and Jim in the group at the bottom;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 052 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageSkye trip June 2014 054 by pigeon812711, on Flickr

Thankfully for us but maybe not Jim and Ian the clouds cleared a bit to give us some good views and pics;


Ryan happy it's all over;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 057 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageSkye trip June 2014 058 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Jim makes it to first pitch;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 060 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


An unconvincing thumbs up from the big man :lol: :lol: ;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 066 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Ryan and me;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 071 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageSkye trip June 2014 076 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Jim ready to descend;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 084 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Everybody down safe we could relax now for a team pic;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 091 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Jonah Jones;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 090 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Some grand views opened up for a brief spell;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 092 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageSkye trip June 2014 095 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageSkye trip June 2014 099 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


ImageSkye trip June 2014 101 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


Sgurr a Ghreadaidh;
ImageSkye trip June 2014 103 by pigeon812711, on Flickr


So that was the Inn Pinn ,plans to catch Sgurr mhic Choinnich were put on hold for another day and we made our descent down Coire na Banachdich happy in the knowledge that the Inn Pinn was done mibbees no by the best group of mountaineers in history but what an experience though.Many thanks to Jonah our guide for getting us up (and down)and the pint afterwards :thumbup:
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby jepsonscotland » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Great job, well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Very envious after we called off in May due to weather. :roll:
Not the easiest of conditions for you guys, so good effort all round.
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby rockhopper » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:51 pm

nice one, pigeon :thumbup: pity about the clag when you were up there but, as you say, means you don't see the drops (though if you're anything like me you're concentrating so much on where to put your hands you don't see anything else :roll: ). Glad it cleared up later though - cheers :)
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby bowzi » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:56 pm

Did the In Pinn and Mhic Chonnich with Jonah last week...a top bloke and excellent guide! :clap:

The Pinn is not nearly as difficult as is made out...as long as you're roped up! :wink:

Some good pics with folks on the Pinn and at the bottom, gives some sense of perspective.

Cheers
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby portinscale » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:04 pm

Well done Pigeon. If you can manage the short side of the inn pin there are a lot of easier Skye climbs within your comfort zone e.g the dubhs ridge, pinnacle ridge on Gillean or King's chimney.
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby Ian Bayne » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:44 pm

Nice one Pidg what a good weekend looks like you had a drier monday
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby Beaner001 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:58 pm

We'll done, great achievement. Really looking forward to a go at the 'Peen' :lol: :lol:
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby pigeon » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:15 pm

jepsonscotland wrote:Great job, well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Very envious after we called off in May due to weather. :roll:
Not the easiest of conditions for you guys, so good effort all round.
Chris
No much you can do about the weather jepsonscotland,hope you have better luck next time :?
rockhopper wrote:nice one, pigeon :thumbup: pity about the clag when you were up there but, as you say, means you don't see the drops (though if you're anything like me you're concentrating so much on where to put your hands you don't see anything else :roll: ). Glad it cleared up later though - cheers :)
bowzi wrote:Did the In Pinn and Mhic Chonnich with Jonah last week...a top bloke and excellent guide! :clap:

The Pinn is not nearly as difficult as is made out...as long as you're roped up! :wink:

Some good pics with folks on the Pinn and at the bottom, gives some sense of perspective.

Cheers
Mark

Cheers RH,
Bowzi,Jonah was good,will be calling upon his services again no doubt :lol:
portinscale wrote:Well done Pigeon. If you can manage the short side of the inn pin there are a lot of easier Skye climbs within your comfort zone e.g the dubhs ridge, pinnacle ridge on Gillean or King's chimney.
Beaner001 wrote:We'll done, great achievement. Really looking forward to a go at the 'Peen' :lol: :lol:


Cheers portinscale and Beaner,making plans for a re visit already :D
Ian Bayne wrote:Nice one Pidg what a good weekend looks like you had a drier monday

Ach still clagged in though Ian,straightforward enough hill though :wink:
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby dooterbang » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:15 pm

Well done that man :clap:

This is one walk when the photo count will also be zero...I'll be bricking it!!

I'm wishing I never left it so late, adds to the pressure.

All plain sailing for you now :)
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby pigeon » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:11 pm

dooterbang wrote:Well done that man :clap:

This is one walk when the photo count will also be zero...I'll be bricking it!!

I'm wishing I never left it so late, adds to the pressure.

All plain sailing for you now :)

I'm pretty sure you'll manage just fine Dooter and with your knack of getting good weather am looking forward to your pics already :wink:
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby simon-b » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:54 pm

Very well done, pigeon :clap: .
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby Morecambe Monkey » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:10 am

A great weekend Pigeon,just a shame about the lack of views on the 3 days we were there,but then again maybe that was for the best. :shock:
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby GillC » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:20 pm

Fab stuff,,,clag,,hides the views and the drops lol We missed out in May due to high wind and peeing rain! sob sob
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Re: Een Peen day

Postby pigeon » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:49 pm

GillC wrote:Fab stuff,,,clag,,hides the views and the drops lol We missed out in May due to high wind and peeing rain! sob sob
Morecambe Monkey wrote:A great weekend Pigeon,just a shame about the lack of views on the 3 days we were there,but then again maybe that was for the best. :shock:
simon-b wrote:Very well done, pigeon :clap: .

Cheers folks :thumbup: You'll want to keep this for a good day GillC,we had about an hour of clear tops all weekend so hopefully better luck next time for you :wink:
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