Coruisk Weekend (Skye)

Last weekend I met with fellow members of the 45 Degrees Mountaineering Club for a weekend at the Coruisk Memorial Hut in Skye.  This was to be my first experience of walking in the Cuillin, although I have been to Skye many times in the past.  I was a wee bit nervous, knowing the nature of the mountains here are completely different to anything else in the UK with their steep, spiky rock peaks.  I was aware of things like scree chutes, rock chimneys, sticky gabbro, hard scrambling and knife-edge exposure.   And as I knew it would be, my first visit was pretty much a baptism of fire.

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