Climbing trip to the Isle of Skye, Scotland (extended trip, weekend + few extra days)
Skye is home to the Black Cuillin hills, and hence some of best mountain rock climbing and hard scrambling anywhere in the UK. The full traverse of the range – normally done over two days with a bivouac on the ridge – is probably the country’s greatest mountaineering expedition. If the weather’s crap in the Cuillin, there’s also some excellent sea cliff climbing at Neist and Kilt Rock, and all sorts of good hillwalking and easier
scrambling. If the weather really craps out, there’s also the Talisker Distillery.
However, all this comes at a cost – Skye is about nine and a half hours drive from Cambridge with no delays or breaks, so most people are probably going to want to take a few extra days beyond the Bank Holiday to make the trip worth it. I’m expecting most people to head up on the Saturday or a day or two beforehand and then either travel back down at some point during the week or stay on until the next weekend. Also, it’s not going to be a great trip for total novices, unless you’re happy to go walking a bit (and aren’t going to get lost if you do…)
We’re probably going to be staying at the Sligachan campsite, which is reasonably cheap and handy for the pub.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org