Coruisk Hut (3 – 5 June 2011)

Nine club members attended a brilliant weekend meet to the Coruisk Hut on the Isle of Skye – Andy, Bob, Elsie, Deirdre, Dave, Cliff, Catriona, Chris and Jim.

The weather was excellent, the hills were great and the views were spectacular.

On Friday,
Andy, Bob, Elsie, Dave, Deirdre, Cliff, Catriona and Chris caught various boats from Elgol into Coruisk.
Andy, Bob, Elsie, Dave, Deirdre, Cliff and Chris all ascended Sgurr na Stri (Chris ascended it twice ).
Jim ascended Bla-Bheinn prior to walking into Coruisk from Kilmarie, arriving at 23:30 having found a by-pass round the “Bad Step” .

Click here to read Chris’s report of ascending Sgurr na Stri (twice).

Aboard the AquaXplore RIB:

Wildlife near Coruisk:

View from summit of Sgurr na Stri:

Inside the Coruisk Hut:

On Saturday,
Chris ascended Bidean Druim nan Ramh via the Druim nan Ramh ridge.
Andy, Bob, Deirdre and Cliff ascended Marsco with Andy, Bob and Deirdre opting to return via Camusunary and the “Bad Step”.
Catriona stayed low-level accompanying Andy, Bob, Deirdre and Cliff as far as the base of Marsco.
Elsie walked to the bealach with the above and then walked around Loch Coruisk.
Dave also walked to the bealach then pottered about near the hut.
Jim ascended Sgurr na Stri.

Crossing the Stepping Stones:

Cuillin from Marsco:


Coastal views:

Andy on the Bad Step (Photo by Bob):

A large rockfall took place on Saturday morning below Sgurr nan Eag, caught on camera by Chris:

Click here to read Chris’s wonderful report of his ascent of Druim nam Ramh to Bidein Druim Nam Ramh.

On Sunday,
Andy, Bob, Elsie, Dave, Deirdre, Cliff and Catriona caught boats back out to Elgol.
Jim and Chris walked out from Coruisk to Elgol.

Watching Cliff fishing while waiting for the boat (How many did you catch? ):

Looking back to Coruisk Hut:

Bye Skye:

A really enjoyable weekend.

Authors: Andy Lawson and Chris Gamble