More Scrambling on the Isles of Skye 6th September 2017

Despite the awful forecast Steve and I managed to avoid the worst of the weather by leaving at 1pm. Knowing we had time to grab the Inaccessible Pinnacle our enthusiasm waned as strong Westerly winds buffeted us on our ascent of Sgurr Dearg. Deciding to press on we were mighty chuffed as we were sheltered from the wind and made a quick ascent of the Pinnacle. Back down for 7 pm we drove back to Broadford and not wanting to tempt our fate we decided to hatch our next days plan when we had a better idea of the forecast. Again the rain fell in the morning but with the day to improve we headed for Sgurr Nan Gillian. Taking the so called tourist path for our ascent and the West ridge for our descent we were chuffed that we had grabbed another day as the rain pelted down as we descended down the scree. Heads down we wandered out of the Coire taking care on the slippy sections of rock on the path. All of a sudden I heard a little yelp and saw Steve slide over a small slab and land on the grass. He had taken a knock to his thigh but as we were still wearing helmets his head had been saved from a nasty bash. Checking I had phone reception just in case rescue was needed Steve gathered himself and stood up. Sore he bravely hobbled the rest of the way down to the van. For Steve this was sadly going to curtail the rest of his Skye trip but as we know the mountains will always be there.