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Old 15th October 2012
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Re: Skye

Originally Posted by jdal View Post
A lovely varied series of shots Huw. Skye is a fantastic place, and you;ve illustrated it well.

The third shot brought back memories of a wet climbing trip. The beautifully shaped mountain with the gash down the middle is Sgurr an Fheadain and the gash is the (in)famous Waterpipe Gully. We had an exciting wet day climbing the gully, following in the footsteps of Victorian climbers who eventually managed to get up it in 1895. And a proper struggle it was On a more sombre note, we heard a helicopter during our ascent and later found out that a lady had been killed by rockfall somewhere in the southern (RH in the shot) part of the coire. Those beautiful mountains are very dangerous.
Thanks for the kind comments John, interesting to hear that you made up that Gully, phew
I had read about the Victorian climber accent, apparently it took many hours. Sad to hear about the poor lady you mentioned though.
We took in the Fairy pools as part of a circular walk traversing the lower slopes to the left of these photos and then back along the forest edge. It seemed that almost all visitors stop at the pools and then return directly to their cars
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