Isle of Skye

Skye Ridge

A fine day out on the Skye Ridge with Mike Lates of Skye Guides and Simon. The weather, although overcast, stayed dry 99% of the time and was better than expected. Still plenty of snow patches, which although they do not cause problems underfoot can be used to brew up if you are carrying a small stove.

Cuillin Traverse record detail

Check out the detail of Finlay Wild’s record scamper along the most difficult mountain ridge in the UK. World class effort Finlay.

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Black Cuillin of Skye

Cuillin Traverse Record

Well done Finlay Wild. 2 hours 59 minutes 22 seconds for the Black Cuillin Traverse. Incredible record time.  Watch the short video on YouTube.

Heatwave weather

A grand weekend away paddling, sailing and camping with family and friends amongst the sandy coves of Arisaig (Back of Keppoch). The rock climbing should now be pretty good and dry. Off to Barra next week, so fingers crossed for this spell of warm settled weather to continue. No doubt anyone visiting the Isle of Skye will be enjoying these conditions. Don’t forget the floppy hat and sun screen though.

A fine day on Skye

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A view towards Rum from the Black Cuillin

Thanks again to Spike Sellers for this photo taken today on the Isle of Skye, looking south towards the Inner Hebrides (Rum and Eigg)

Still Cold

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The Great Stone Shoot

Thanks to Spike Sellers for this photo. He was working for West Coast Mountain Guides on Skye recently. The Great Stone Shoot is best ascended on a full snow cover, but at the moment it is in between,  and will be slippery and awkward as usual!

Spike is happy

This week Spike Sellers has been working for Bruce Poll, the new owner of West Coast Mountain Guides up on the Black Cuillin Ridge, where there is still plenty of snow. Anyone looking for adventures on the ridge should contact Bruce Poll on 01397 719120 or

Spike's kite is flying!

Spike’s kite is flying!

Very good on the Isle of Skye

Thanks to Dave Barker for this very good shot of the Black Cuillin covered in plenty of the white stuff.

Dry on Skye

Yesterday on the crest of the Black Cuillin. Today ( 27th August) would be very different as a pile of windy and very wet weather is sliding through.

Great Weather

Spike Sellers on his way to Skye, after a successful day on the CMD Arete. A traverse of the black Cuillin awaits with fine weather forecast.