Sunshine, showers & snow; must be April


The weekend’s rain eased to showers today and the improvement is forecast to continue.

Matt took Ros & Andrew for a Cuillin intro up Sgurr a’Bhasteir & Bruach na Frithe; a gift voucher finally cashed in after nearly 2 years of planning sounded like it hit the mark nicely.

Good covering of white stuff still on the tops

Scott guided John onto Am Basteir then over Gillean and back down the Tourist route. Conditions in the chimneys on the West Ridge sounded quite full-on with well glazed rocks but the crest of the Ridge all sounded fairly friendly.

John glad to be past the narrows at the foot of the West Ridge

I had fun introducing Juan and Anastacia to rock climbing for the first time. The crags at Elgol kept the cold wind off and it was positively hot when the sun came out.

Fertility Right, a 2 star Severe in the new Skye Seacliffs guidebook (SMC 2012)available from us direct

A heavy shower mid-afternoon didn’t dampen enthusiasm or the rocks too much so we finished off up Fertility Right.

Wow ****!

Superb effects over the Cuillin from Elgol