A few years ago I started climbing the Skye Cuillin Munros with Jim. He wanted a little help to reach these particularly rocky and exposed summits but said that he would never do all the Munros because that would mean climbing Inaccessible Pinnacle. So after many days of scrambling and a couple of days of specific training we managed to climb Inaccessible Pinnacle with Jim's daughter Aileen on a beautiful sunny day yesterday.
It was quite a busy day but we did not have to wait long and everyone, including us, got up very smoothly before making the abseil back down to Sgurr Dearg. So this was Jim's last Munro but the work does not stop there - he is already working on the Corbett's! Today we walked up past the Fairy Pools to Sgurr a'Fheadain with it's very impressive gully running its full height called the Waterpipe.
We climbed The Spur to the left of the Waterpipe and found it to be a very fine grade 2 scramble in a brilliant position. The top is a fantastic viewpoint and the ridge connecting it to Bidean Druim nam Raimh is very nice too. Aileen and I went to the top of Bidean before we all went back down past the (very busy) Fairy Pools. Very dry weather is forecast to stay with us for the rest of the week at least - perfect weather for scrambling and rock climbing.
Self reliance is a fundamental principle of mountaineering. By participating we accept this and take responsibility for the decisions we make. These blog posts and conditions reports are intended to help you make good decisions. They do not remove the need for you to make your own judgements when out in the hills.