Sunday, 9 August 2009

Soggy on Skye

This weekend I've been on Skye with Ian, Clive and Neil attempting a Cuillin Ridge traverse. The weather turned out much worse than expected but the guys were very game and after 12 and a half hours we had gone from Glen Brittle to Gars Bheinn to Bealach da Bannachdich where we spent the night dry and warm in our bivvy despite the rain. Unfortunately it was as wet and unpleasant this morning. We persevered over Sgurr na Bannachdich, Sgur Thormaid and Sgurr a Greadhaidh to An Dorus before calling it a day. The guys had given well over 100% effort on one of the UK mountains great challenges in truely cack conditions. The picture of Ian's boot shows what happens when you use normal soap to clean boots before a really wet day. The very short video shows Clive's eternal optimism in the face of really heavy rain!

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