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Munros Seventy Six and Seventy Seven

Munros Seventy Six and Seventy Seven


Postby Chris Henshall » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:04 pm

Route description: Sgurr Dearg and the In Pinn

Munros included on this walk: Inaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr na Banachdich

Date walked: 06/07/2001

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6th. July, 2001:
After a fourteen hour journey up to Portnalong from the Kentish lowlands on the previous day with a school group of eight lads, we needed to get out on the hill and a moderately early start saw us rewarded with a magical first day on Skye; a low mist dispersed gradually to leave bright sunshine and wonderful views.

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Deciding to start sensibly, we headed up Sgurr nan Gobhar from the Youth Hostel - a good introductory scramble - and then continued up the ridge onto the top of Sgurr na Banachdich in ever warming sunshine. I diverted briefly to take in Sgurr Thormaid (out of respect for Norman Collie, after whom the peak is named) and then we all pushed on south towards Sgurr Dearg and the Inaccessible Pinnacle.
Sgurr Alasdair from Sgurr na Banachdich - Copy.png
06.07.2001. Sgurr Alasdair from Sgurr na Banachdich
The good weather had brought up a few other people but the pinnacle itself was not busy and the five lads out of the eight who were in the school climbing club - Louis Aldred, Luke Benson, Bernard Lam, James Maxwell and Jack May - made short work of the northern (steeper) side of the fin.
Bernard Lam climbing the Inaccessible Pinnacle - Copy.jpg
06.07.2001. Bernard Lam seconding the Inaccessible Pinnacle
View over Jack May’s shoulder from a perch alongside the Inaccessible Pinnacle - Copy.png
06.07.2001. View over Jack May’s shoulder from a perch alongside the Inaccessible Pinnacle
Given that so many people struggle to get good weather in which to get up this iconic piece of rock, we felt really lucky, enjoyed the stunning views and abbed down to reunite the party before running down the screes to Coire Lagan.
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Re: Munros Seventy Six and Seventy Seven

Postby Johnny Corbett » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:58 am

Iconic mountains indeed, i too was lucky with the weather when doing the Cuillins. :D
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