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Fairy Pools and family fun on Fheadain from April 8th

24/04/14

 

Many thanks to young Henry Jackson for some beautiful photographs of his day out with me back at the start of Easter. Everyone did extremely well and kept on smiling even when the stinging hail hit us on top. Nobody had a dip but Henry’s long exposure pics are a credit to the Fairy Pools and his skills!

Back to incredible Cuillin conditions; 2 & 3 March.

03/03/14

P1000383 (800x600)Clach Glas from the Great Prow

It would appear that Skye stayed at least as cold on the tops as the rest of Scotland over the past weekend which I hadn’t anticipated myself. One guy made a fantastic effort on a full Traverse starting by Pinnacle Ridge on Friday, bivvying at Glaic Moire and finally being defeated by winds & blizzards at Mhicchoinnich. He reported near perfect snow conditions with little harder than grade III.

I can certainly confiorm this after 2 excellent days out with Andy & Nick Burton.

GLen sligachanForked Pinnacle Ridge above Glen Sligachan

Winter and Cuillin virgins they coped very well in the howling gales on Banachdaich yesterday and definitely got the luck they deserved with a Traverse of Blaven Today. Out agin in the morning so I’ll just include a gallery below.-

Busy few weeks. 21 September

21/09/13

Apologies for not blogging so far this month; plenty going on but very little reliable broadband still!

There’s been a mixed bag of weather and a late surge from the midgies but the majority of missions have been accomplished with the use of cunning tactics and a great attitude by clients and guides alike. Monday last was only the fourth day this year that has been lost to the weather completely!

The work has varied from Ridge Traverses, stag dos and showing travel journalists the stunning Cuillin to stunt filming for a new Gaelic soap. Clients have come from as far away as New Zealand, Majorca and Colorado; ranged in age between 11 to 70 years old. Major achievements include Jenny Dunn climbing her last Munro, Laura climbing the Pinn for her first ever mountain in full “Scottish” conditions and Marcus completing his long-held dream of a Cuillin Traverse.

Oisgill Bay - Rock Climbing 20130826 006

Basking sharks and Orcas, eagles Golden and White-tailed and the last of the alpine flowers like Devil’s Bit Scabbius have all added to the enjoyment.

Here are some images-

Sensational Traverse conditions 8/9 July

10/07/13

Summer finaly reached Skye on Sunday; perfect timing to warm up and practice on Clach Glas & Bla Bheinn. No excuses not to head straight for our Traverse attempt next day.

AquaXplore ran us straight in on the RIB for a very humid but shady ascent to Gars-bheinn. The mists were our friend, keeping us cool all day as far as the TD Gap.

We climbed it in glorious sunshine but bivvied back just before it to take in the evening sun.

A 4am start, extended photofest and breakfast had us finally climbing onto Alasdair just after 5-30.

Slightly greasy as far as the Pinn then dry rock for the rest of the day. Bidean and Naismiths were day 2 highlights before popping out above the clouds to finish on Gillean with just the Pinn showing in the distance.

Pure magic- enjoy

 

Blown away. 4th Feb

04/02/13

Failing to get up the hill, given todays forecast, was less of a surprise than the fact that we got more than 100 yards from the Sligachan. In fact the walk across the moorland was really beautiful with great views of all the hills, only a few wee gusts and even some sunshine.

This all changed dramatically the moment we reached the foot of Sgurr a’ Bhasteir as huge gusts seemed to compete with each other to get at us. Valiantly we tried to reach the foot of Broad Gully with a vague hope that it might give some shelter; stupid idea!

Too scared to stand up I bum shuffled back down to safety. Here we could speak to each other without shouting but the hot drink still ended up my nostrils:)

Short & sweet, momentarily far too exciting and far better than sitting inside all day!

Beautiful in the Glen; 25th November

26/11/12

Quick trip to see what conditions were like today. Thin apart from the top 300 feet on the ridge but a beautiful day for all the many folk who appeared to be out playing.

Calendar Preview

12/11/12

I’ve had a few requests to see more of the calendar images before folk commit to buying so here’s a wee gallery.

Watermarks won’t be left in of course.

By popular request we have decided to produce a Skye Guides calendar for 2013. The theme is simply a balance of the best scenery shots that we have taken since the digital era took over.

It will take the format of an A3 appointment calendar. We are only planning a limited print run so please e-mail us to register an interest as soon as possible.  Cost is expected to be £11-99 including postage and packing to UK addresses.

 

Skye Guides 2013 Calendar for sale.

23/10/12

UPDATE JANUARY 2013- Limited copies are still available and retailing at £10 including UK postage. e-mail us to order.

By popular request we have decided to produce a Skye Guides calendar for 2013. The theme is simply a balance of the best scenery shots that we have taken since the digital era took over.

It will take the format of an A3 appointment calendar. We are only planning a limited print run so please e-mail us to register an interest as soon as possible.  Cost is expected to be £11-99 including postage and packing to UK addresses.