One of my mates Ian “Spike” Sykes has made a video filmed in Skye at the JMCS hut a Coruisk it is only short and is well worth a watch. I hope you can get it with the link attached. There is some great filming in it of the ridge and the story of a huge callout in the 60’s
I love going to Skye I am going today an early start before the weather breaks it is a 3 hour drive to Glen Brittle and I cannot wait it has been a long time coming. I hope to get a day out on the hill before the weather breaks. Skye is a place dear to my heart and a climbers and walkers heaven. I first went in Easter 1972 there was a lot of snow and it was wild. I was with John Hinde about 100 feet from the top of Sgurr Nan Gillean in a winter storm. There were few on the hills then and Skye was an eye opener. In that summer in 1972 I tried the ridge with a group of two others, Tom MacDonald and Kas Taylor.
They were far better climbers than me and on the final abseil on the Drums I nearly killed myself when I abseiled of a makeshift harness clipping the gear attachment not the strong point. I owe my mate Tom my life as he noticed it. After Am Basteir I came off Tom should have continued as we only had Gillean to do but walked off with me as I was struggling. I was very fit but the ridge was mentally wearing and yet I was so near from a great day. I was very fortunate and have had the great privileged of doing the ridge in one go in a day several times and longer expeditions with a bivy many times with young Team members.
It is the finest mountaineering day in the UK.