Date: Friday 8th September 2006
Chris’s report from the Cuillin brought back some memories from last year and a week on Skye based in Torrin opposite Bla Bheinn. Did a few Cuillin munros but the stand out walk didn’t even top 2000ft.
A less advertised Skye hill easily visible in the calendar shot from Elgol Sgurr na Stri is a phenomenal viewpoint.
The hill can be approached from Sligachan walking down Glen Sligachan but we decided to walk over from the Torrin-Elgol road at Kilmarie.
then walked up the glen a couple of km before tracking up into the corrie to ascend the ridge W of Sgurr Hain.
No technical or navigational difficulties to reach the ridge where a view of the main ridge develops (tops still shrouded when we reached here).
The summit lies up a series of rocky shelves with grassy slopes interspersed, no trouble.
Sgurr na Stri panorama shot:
There was a cool breeze but we sat on the top for about an hour enjoying the sights. Watched some seals racing in Loch Scavaig and a boat pull in with visitors walking the short hop from Scavaig to Coruisk (a trip that looks well worthwhile). A group of ravens were circling us but we kept our lunches tidy.
Very pleasant walking and worth the investment of a good day on Skye for the unique view. Only saw 2 other people, beats queuing for the Inn Pin.