Wednesday, 12 August 2009

More rain on Skye

Despite a mixed forecast (i.e. there was supposed to be some sunshine between the showers) all we had on Skye was rain, cloud and some more rain. We climbed up to Bealach da Bannachdich before a left turn took us up the peak. An about face took us up to the Innaccesible Pinnacle with a momentary respite from the wind and rain (only dense mist and cloud). However at the stance halfway up it was like someone turned on a garden hose though - I ate a chocolate bar and felt like I'd also drunk 3 pints of water! After abseiling off the short end we descended beside An Stac and went up Sgurr Mhic Connich (finally the odd break in the cloud and atmospheric views) before returning to run the screes into Coire Lagan. As we descended back to Glen Brittle we could see perfect blue skies out towards Rhum whilst the cloud closed over the Cuillin once more.

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