Skye Farce 2?

Date walked: 27/06/2010

Did my first trip in Skye on Friday (25th of June), and what should of been a fantastic experience turned out to be a disheartening and frankly deplorable realisation of the attitude of other mountaineers.
Having just climbed Sgurr nan Gillean, we descended for Am Basteir, and having researched the route and maps, and confirming with 'compleaters' we had a fair amount of confidence on the task ahead.
Being polite we hung back as a guided party ascended to near our position, and not wanting to add to the anxieties of these climbers, we thought we were doing a good turn.
But no sooner had one party climbed up, another guide urged his party down, in utter disbelief of his ignorance, he went on to comment on our climbing grade skills???
It appears that priority on the Skye Munros goes to those who have paid to be on them and certain superficial guides who act as if they own them.
Has anyone else experienced this??

Full praise must be given to the Mountain guide Martin Welch, who encouraged and helped us, on a day where the arrogance of certain individuals nearly beat us rather than the climb itself!
Thanks again to Martin.

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