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Sub 2000s: Sgùrr na h-Iolaire

Date walked: 09/04/2021

Time taken: 2.12 hours

Distance: 3.41km

Ascent: 153m

Although the weather wasn’t looking as good as the previous weekend, we were both keen to get away for a day or two again. We’d been looking at Glenelg but then southern Skye looked just as good in terms of weather so we headed there. We didn’t exactly get going early and there were some pretty brutal showers on the way over – as the hailstones got particularly bad we pulled over at Reraig for some lunch. Once the shower had cleared the views towards the bridge were awesome 8)

Once on Skye, it was a relatively easy drive down Sleat and we found a parking spot just by the small dam on Loch Dhughaill. The sun was shining (for now :lol: ) 8)

We crossed the dam – slightly deeper than expected – and followed a sort of path around the side of the loch. The ground was quite squishy but easy enough to follow towards our hill.

Looking back

As we reached the end of the loch we headed more directly for the hill – generally we were able to avoid any extra uphill and the ground wasn’t too bad. We could see Rum peeking out as we climbed

Then the clouds moved in and we thought that we’d better shelter lower down behind a rock as it could get nasty!

It got pretty brutal but with waterproofs and our big rock we were fine. As it began to clear we could see the loch below

We wound our way through the crags and as we climbed out we were able to see over to the hills above Broadford as they began to clear

Looking back it was clearing too – I was struggling but managing to plod slowly

Ahead to the trig point

Jaxtering on the trig of Sgurr na h-Iolaire

Looking across Loch Eishort to the Cuillin

Bla Bheinn and the Red Cuillin

Loch Nevis and the hills above Mallaig


Bla Bheinn

Looking back to the trig, we could see to the hills above Kylerhea and Glenelg behind

We headed back down a similar route – the sun was out now and it was stunning, melting all the snow that had fallen

Heading down the steep crags

Cuillin ridge starting to clear

Malky trying not to paddle through the water :lol:

Back at the car we drove a few minutes through another snow storm…

..before finding a great camp spot

We were looking straight down Loch Nevis and as the cloud cleared, the views got even better

Soon we got hit by another snow storm so hid in the tent for a bit and had dinner

When the shower had passed, it was all looking a bit more wintery :lol:

The light was looking good 8)

We headed up to the high point of the road for sunset – not a bad sight 8)

Bla Bheinn

It was very cold, but worth it 8)



Then it was back to the tent to try to warm up and get some sleep 8)

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Ascent: 424m
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Comments: 5
Views: 556

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Ascent: 250m
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Ascent: 722m
Views: 34

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Attachment(s) Sub 2000s: Beinn Mheadhoin (Dunmaglass)
Date walked: 14/11/2020
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