Monday, 14 May 2007

Tir is Teanga 10.05.07

Episode 2 of Series 3 finds Colin MacLeod on Skye. He is joined by Ewen MacKinnon (37 years in the mountain rescue), and they get to a wet summit of Bruach na Frithe.

Ian Fraser talks about the renaming of peaks after the first (non Gael?) person to have climbed it, for example Sgurr Alasdair.

Colin tackles Bla Bheinn in low cloud and rain, his view of the rest of Skye is described as "it's over there somewhere", and he mentions that he should have brought a postcard of Skye to describe to us what he couldn't see.

Finally, with Allan Turner, they walk through the rain by Loch Coruisk (painted by Turner, and earlier in this voyage around Great Britain). Near the Hill of Strife, they pass over the Peak of the Thrashing, and down to Sligachan. Some of these names had to do with us MacLeods, and it wasn't Sligachan.

3 comments:

Jerry said...

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=53320 is one of the best pictures of the Cuillin I've ever seen, though I've not seen Turners, which is from a similar viewpoint. It was taken by a guy in Glasgow, and I was so knocked out by it I got in touch with him and got a really high quality (giclee) print made, which I really enjoy. The photographer - 'streapadair' - has made a habit of camping on mountain tops in Scotland for the last 20 or 30 years, often in an Akto, and has taken some fantastic photos. You might enjoy his gallery on ukclimbing.

AktoMan said...

A good collection of photos there, Jerry:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/photos/author.html?id=32371

The best sky I've been able to picture so far has been this one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimacleod/35400120/

I'm a point-and-shooter, and even I couldn't miss with such a natural effect.

peterwatts said...

I was in Skye taking panoramas from around the area. It is a great place. Here is one of Glen Sligachan. It is part of a larger collection from the Isles of Skye.