Skye touches anyone's heart that has spent any time here, with its alpine style ridges, sharp pinnacles, exposure and committing days out it provides a majestic natural playground for climbing and scrambling. With the rough basalt rock, it's a delight to scramble on, providing confidence underfoot once some coaching has been applied. After a great day in the mountains, the island also does some fantastic ales! Ascend some of the classic ridges on the Black Cullin ✓ Coaching with movement to become more confident on scrambling terrain ✓ Route finding skills, through the guide book and while on the route ✓ Boat trip across Loch Slaplin from Elgol, taking in this unique view of the ridge
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Starting off at the Sligachan Hotel, we head off up the track towards the ridge, taking in the views of The Northern Culllin, what a great sight for anyone! We then get roped up at the start of the ridge and start working our way up through the pinnacles until we ab off the third pinnacle which proves to be exciting! Along and up through the knight's peak and on towards Gillian with the hopefulness of a view!
We start off today by getting a boat over from Elgol, heading over Loch Scavaig towards Loch Coruisk with Dubhs Ridge clearly in the foreground.
30min walk to the base and we get kitted up and start the marathon of the longest 'rock climb' in the UK. with its smooth, easy angled slabs it provides a very memorable day all the way to the summit of the Dubhs.
Clach Glas Bla Bheinn traverse
The Scottish Matterhorn is on the cards today! We get packed and head up towards Sgurr nan each where we get our first view of the traverse, at first it looks way too steep for anything we want to scramble through! But with careful route finding, we get a devious lineup Clach Glas and onto the shoulder of Bla Bheinn. Time for a very well and truly earned drink at the pub!
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
A pair of stiff comfortable, waterproof walking boots > Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. Gore-tex or similar.
Spare insulating layer Walking socks Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable) Water bottle or flask Rucksack 30-40 ltr Hat & waterproof gloves Lunch, plus a little spare food Sunglasses & sun cream (you just never know!) Waterproof case for phone i.e. zip-lock bag Personal medications
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