Fresh snow on Sunday came down to quite low levels and more fell in snow showers on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, driving to Skye was quite a challenge due to fresh snow down to sea level. We got there safely but the smaller roads on Skye were still blocked so we change plans a couple of times and went for a walk on The Storr. The landscape around The Old Man of Storr is spectacular and very well known for the spires of rock. There are also some very big cliffs there and we were drawn to one of these. It turned out to be just right for the first BASE jump on Skye and the first ski BASE jump on Skye for Jottnar Pro Team member Tim Howell!
Today we went looking for more new exits to open up. We went to the Great Prow on Blabheinn which was perfect. This is a 100m high cliff set at 750m above sea level. It's a stunning place and very intimidating but an ideal spot for BASE jumping. So, we made two more successful jumps and long flights down to near enough sea level. The weather was perfectly still and sunny today, and bitterly cold in the shade. We were in the sunshine where it was very nice indeed. Rime is falling off the rocks in the sunshine and the snow is getting a bit soggy. However, the shade is well below freezing and the mountains are looking really very white indeed. Cold weather is forecast to stay with us for a while. Get out and enjoy the mountains in any way you like!
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