Skye 2010

Isle of Mull and Skye Cuillins from south ridge of Bla Bheinn

Isle of Mull and Skye Cuillins from south ridge of Bla Bheinn

 
Is July always wet in Skye? Despite rain on 13 out of 14 days it was still possible to enjoy some dry hours and a get a few good pictures as well as many great walks and some interesting scrambling along the Cuillin ridge.

I found Ralph Storer the best companion. Lots of interesting routes. Quite terse descriptions – enough to give a sense of the type of enjoyment to be found, and key directions for tracing the route on an OS or Harvey’s map.

The next essential guide for me was the SMC book on Skye Scrambles. If the weather had been better while I had company this would have lead to lots of excitement. As it was most of the joy came from reading and imagining.

The first two books were not in print, so I was lucky to be able to borrow them. I bough the Marsh book after consulting with Chris Townsend about his new book. Both are good options. I think Chris’s maybe a bit bigger in the pocket. 

This one was for reading in the hostel. Two volumes of some of the climbs in detail from the SMC.

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