Exhilarating Climb Old Man of Storr on 13Jun2017 (Day 5 Fort Williams/Isle of Skye Trip 9-14Jun2017)

old man of storr hike

After a hearty breakfast at uig lodge,

we drove to old man of stor parked roadside about 1030am on 13.6.2017. ^^

It was a wonderful 2.5hrs hike, albeit 60% time in the rain & old man of storr constantly in mist & fog…

On a sunny day this would be quite an easy ascend…

We left uig in sunshine hoping to catch the sun at old man of storr soon drove through heavy rain & then stopped at old man of storr & started the hike with slight drizzle.. such is the weather…

cars parking roadside – old man of storr

cars parking roadside – old man of storr

cars parking roadside – old man of storr

we parked our car by the roadsdie like others, not far from the access swing gate.

people came before us. people came after us. despite the constant drizzle almost.

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

a dirt track up.

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

open plains…

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

nice walk…very slight drizzle at the start…

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

view of the sea looking back…

old man of storr hike

a second swing gate.

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

very overcast sky…

old man of storr hike

further up we go…

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

& quite misty too…..

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

starting to see old man of storr…mysterious & inviting…want to see more…

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

such a thrilling landscape…like middle earth my friends said…

old man of storr hike

old man of storr…

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

the walking is easier than quiraing…

between the 2, quiraing scenery is better…

old man of storr hike

quiraing was a shorter hike because we started from the carpark higher up.

here we started at road level.

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

the final stretches to the top..

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

it gets steeper, and more climbing…

old man of storr hike

view of where we came…

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

steeper still…

old man of storr hike

it’s there, in clear weather or sheathed in mystery…

old man of storr hike

old man of storr hike

it got a bit steep the last parts.

and large gravel patches.

wife didn’t feel comfortable to go up, so we didn’t…

overall it was an excellent walk & climb despite the moderately heavy rain. my S$2 daiso raincoat was not enough protection but still a great help otherwise my rain resistant parka would have soaked through…

an exhilarating climb!

i can do this again. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

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Old Man of Storr

Location:

Portree IV51 9HX UK 4.6

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