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A week on The Isle of Skye June 2012

Postby mallowman » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:36 am

Last year I was lucky enough to visit one of the most beautiful places in Scotland,,,the Isle of Skye for a week in June. I was travelling alone and this is an account of what was for me a magical week. Here's the link to the page on my blog. I hope you enjoy.........http://howlingmist.blogspot.ie/2012/07/ ... -2012.html
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Re: A week on The Isle of Skye June 2012

Postby punj89 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:23 pm

Skye's fantastic, my favorite place by a mile. try to get there at least once or twice a year. managed a trip in winter conditions a few weeks ago, Fantastic!
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Re: A week on The Isle of Skye June 2012

Postby mallowman » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:00 pm

anita wrote:how can one go about planning something like this? can you recommend a site/blog, or a guidebook?



Planning is half the fun. Getting to Skye usig public transport is pretty easy but takes time. The Scottish Mountaineering Club do several good guide books and there are several guides based on Skye. If you are heading to that neck of the woods feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer any questions you have. Scotland has an open access policy so it is easy to camp etc.
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Re: A week on The Isle of Skye June 2012

Postby mallowman » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:02 pm

punj89 wrote:Skye's fantastic, my favorite place by a mile. try to get there at least once or twice a year. managed a trip in winter conditions a few weeks ago, Fantastic!


Lucky chappy. I hope to do the Cuilin Traverse this summer. Looking forward to it.
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Re: A week on The Isle of Skye June 2012

Postby mallowman » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:42 pm

zodis wrote:Sgurr Alasdair, the highpoint of Skye, looks like a fun climb.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sg%C3%B9rr_Alasdair


Lots to do. One of the best is a little un Sgurr na Stri. Less than 500mtrs but the view from the top is superb. It has 300mtrs + of excellent scrambling as well. :P
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Re: A week on The Isle of Skye June 2012

Postby mallowman » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:02 am

A week would be fine for Skye but why not explore some more of the Highlands. Assynt or Knoydart for example. Or cross the water to Ireland. The west coast is great.
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Re: A week on The Isle of Skye June 2012

Postby John Duffield » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:33 pm

I spent over a week in the Orkneys a few years ago. Treeless like this but loads of standing stones. That ridge traverse looks excellent. Well done!
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Re: A week on The Isle of Skye June 2012

Postby punj89 » Thu May 23, 2013 3:50 pm

Completed the full ridge traverse solo in 10:30 hours last Friday (15:40 including approach and descent)

got lucky with the weather and a day off and went for it!

some photos and a write up here, didnt take many during the middle and end sections ad it was too bright then misty and i was getting a bit tired!
http://grahamwyllie.blogspot.co.uk/

if anyone wants any info on it i know the ridge pretty well and would be happy to help
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