Mon, Jun 4, 2012
Had a nice weekend away with the Gaelic mountaineering club from the college at the Coruisk hut. We went in on the Misty Isle Boat Trips vessel and they were really really nice. The owner’s father actually built the Coruisk hut and his son gave us some tales on the way over. A thoroughly decent bunch all round.
I had a late night wander round to Loch Coruisk and played among the gabbro slabs and crags until dark and then lay on a nice slab down by the shore and listened to the wind in the grass. It was a lovely wee stravaig. On the way back to the hut the moon reflecting in the Scavaig river reminded me of the light from my paraffin storm lamp I used to use when I first started stravaiging more than thirty years ago. It’s amazing how memories from long ago just come flooding back prompted by something as simple as moonlight on water.
Next day the girls were headed for the Dubhs Ridge but as I’d climbed it last year it was a day for catching up with old friends as some had come along on their way north. So it was a jaunt up Sgurr na Stri.
A leisurely plod to the loch, then another up the path before breaking out right onto the open hillside and enjoying the grippy slabs to the summit and the best view of mountains and sea you’ll ever see.
There was even a new take on Camasunary.
The Inn Pinn was quite prominent too.
All in all a really nice weekend.
You can see all the pics here.