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Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye


by Silverhill » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:48 pm

Route description: Sgurr Alasdair

Munros included on this walk: Am Basteir, Bruach na Frithe, Inaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, Sgurr a'Mhadaidh, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr na Sgine, Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr nan Gillean, The Saddle

Date walked: 08/08/2015

Distance: 78.8 km

Ascent: 8282m

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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby weaselmaster » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:07 pm

Good job well done!
Pity that the weather wasn't a bit more like your final day, but it is Skye :lol:
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby Silverhill » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:59 pm

Thanks Beaner001! :D It was great. I read your report among others before my trip and some of the pictures put me right off. But you were right, it was fine!

Thanks weaselmaster, it feels good! :D
This ‘summer’ hasn’t been great at all. So I think (wishfully) that the weather will be better when I return. :lol:
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby Scotjamie » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:21 pm

Just stunning SH.
Great report and pics
Trying to work out how you manage to be scary and reassuring at the same time!
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby Silverhill » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:47 pm

Thanks Scotjamie! :D
Scotjamie wrote:Trying to work out how you manage to be scary and reassuring at the same time!

The result of going with a good guide!
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby Mal Grey » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:16 am

Excellent stuff! Thanks for an enjoyable report, which makes me very glad that I was lucky enough to do almost all the Cuillin Munros cloud free during a wonderful couple of weeks 20+ years ago. Still, the reports on here like your do give me a hankering to return, somewhat slower, somewhat fatter, and definitely somewhat more wimpy!
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby Petr Dakota » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:25 am

Great report...Great photos...Great area...and Great trip :clap: :clap: :clap:
Well done ! :clap: :D :clap:
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby pollyh33 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Wow SH that was truly superb! :D :D :D

I still have a few more hills to finish off on Skye and I will be rereading this excellent report many times for help and encouragement- thank you so much for posting :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


PS how are your poor legs??? :shock: :shock:
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby dooterbang » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:31 pm

Ooooft that was epic stuff! Enjoyed reading this last night :) . You'll be glad to get all the ridge done and not leave it all till last, like I'm almost doing :shock: :lol: Looked very dramatic with all that wetness, ropes, and clag. Superb effort to then go do the Forcan Ridge. I loved the FR, so much so drove up 2 weeks after climbing it to do it all again :)
Wise choice to take a reading from the summit of Sgritheall. Brought back memories of my mate and I walking from the summit in the clag to be lost five minutes later!! Ended up walking back to the summit and took a reading, lesson learned :) I though you would've incorporated the 2 corbetts with Sgritheall :wink:

Brilliant report of a wonderful weeks walking.
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby Silverhill » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:04 pm

Thanks Mal Grey! :D
Mal Grey wrote:Excellent stuff! Thanks for an enjoyable report, which makes me very glad that I was lucky enough to do almost all the Cuillin Munros cloud free during a wonderful couple of weeks 20+ years ago. Still, the reports on here like your do give me a hankering to return, somewhat slower, somewhat fatter, and definitely somewhat more wimpy!
Lucky you to have done these in cloud free conditions!

Petr Dakota wrote:Great report...Great photos...Great area...and Great trip :clap: :clap: :clap:
Well done ! :clap: :D :clap:
Thanks Petr, it was brilliant! :D

Thanks Polly, you are very kind :D
pollyh33 wrote:PS how are your poor legs??? :shock: :shock:
Apart from being slightly battered (that’s my inelegant knees-and-elbows climbing technique for you :roll: ), the legs were fine. I can now wear shorts again :lol:

Thanks dooterbang :D
dooterbang wrote:Ooooft that was epic stuff! Enjoyed reading this last night :) . You'll be glad to get all the ridge done and not leave it all till last, like I'm almost doing :shock: :lol: Looked very dramatic with all that wetness, ropes, and clag. Superb effort to then go do the Forcan Ridge. I loved the FR, so much so drove up 2 weeks after climbing it to do it all again :)
Wise choice to take a reading from the summit of Sgritheall. Brought back memories of my mate and I walking from the summit in the clag to be lost five minutes later!! Ended up walking back to the summit and took a reading, lesson learned :) I though you would've incorporated the 2 corbetts with Sgritheall :wink: Brilliant report of a wonderful weeks walking.
I’m still glad I didn’t leave them till last: to have missed out on all that fun for longer would have been a shame. Forcan Ridge (and Skye) will have to wait for substantially more than two weeks, but return I will!
Obviously I haven’t got the corbetts as firmly on my radar as the munros. Give it a few more years…. :D
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby GeorgiePorgie » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:45 pm

Fantastic report with great pics despite the mixed weather. Has given me ideas to use a guide on these hills when I come to do them like you did :)
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby Silverhill » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:08 pm

Thanks GeorgiePorgie! I hope you get good weather for them!
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby skyeles » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:11 pm

Wow, what an epic trip (or, should I say, expedition) - don't know if I would have the energy to attempt all that in such a short space of time! Great photos too! :clap:
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby Bonzo » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:59 pm

Great report but what about Sgurr na Banachdich? :wink:
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby dogplodder » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:20 pm

What a great report - which further convinces me I'll never do all of the Cuillin ridge! :lol:
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Re: Ten Cool ‘uns on Skye

Postby AJNicholls » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:29 pm

Great report.

Brings back some memories of being with Paddy last year. That guy is truly a legend of the Cuillin. Everyone on the island seems to know him. We did Mhadaidh and Ghreadaidh on Day 1 too, but weather wasn't suited for carrying on to Banachdich then either. We made it there a few days later as a single ascent. I wonder what percentage of attempts make it to all 3?
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