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Skye Trail Journal 2015, day 7

Day 7
Date: 1st May, Friday
Route: Allt Dearg Mor – Bruach na Frithe – Glen Sligachan
Distance: 13km

We woke up as usually, at 6 a.m. The weather looked very promising, and we decided not waste  time and start our hike to Bruach na Frithe as soon as we can.  The Walkhiglands quide said it’s one of the easiest of the Cuillin summits to reach as well as one of the finest viewpoints. Well, we will see…

So far, the path was well marked, and slopes were not too steep. A piece of cake!

The landscape suddenly turned to black and white. Deep snow reduced our speed.

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It was a steep climb

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and snow was very unstable

IMG_0553approaching summit

skye trail journalpanoramic view from Bruach na Frithe

We scrambled down in the same way we came.

We returned to the campsite to pack our backpacks and then continued our walk to Sligachan.

We stopped at Sligachan Hotel Seamus’ Bar for some food and drinks.  A nice place to rest for a bit. Oh, and the bar has an amazing selection of whiskies!

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We wanted to stay here longer. However, we had a plan to walk another couple of miles and find a good place for a tent. We head down to the Glen Sligachan and soon set a camp with a nice view of the valley and dark rocks of Cuillins.

skye trail journalwild camping at Glen Sligachan

Skye Trail Journal, day 8

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