Friday, 4 July 2014

The latest Cuillin traverses

Until the last few days the weather has been great on Skye and the west coast of Scotland in general. I have been out in the Cuillin a lot with a couple of Cuillin traverses, one with the 'Rush team of four' and guided along side Murdoch Jamison and another with Mark all the way from Australia. Both trips starting from the boat in Elgol and finishing at Sgurr nan Gillean, completing the traverse from end to end with all the major summit reached along the way. Mark had previous climbing experience so we got a days training in at Neist before hitting the more technical sections of the ridge such as the TD gap and nasmiths route. This is always great for me to get stuck in to some climbing along the ridge too.
Inbetween traverse excitement I have had some other great days on the hill, completing Munro's and doing some classic harder scramble even despite a bit of rain. Thanks to all the enthusiastic and Cuillin made clients I have had. Here are a few pictures of some of the action.
Mark on tatties at Neist

Mark enjoying the snshine on The Green Lady at Neist

Beginning the traverse from the Boat at Elgol.

Mark getting stuck in on the notorious TD gap.

Eveing sun on the Innaccesible pinnacle
 Still smiling on a wet abseil on Bidean druim na Rahm

a beautiful sunset as the finish to a great traverse

Team 'Rush' on the Inn Pinn

Abseiling off the Inn Pinn.
I have five more days of work on skye, hopefully with a great combination of climbing and scrambling, before heading down to North Wales with Tamsin to get a week of rock climbing in. Hopefully plenty of mileage, laugher and a welsh cake or two.

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