Ascent of the In Pinn on Skye Island

Achieve the airy and unique summit of the In Pinn, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, on Skye Island in Scotland, alongside Ken, an MIC certified guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Cuillin

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Climb the top of In Pinn, the Inaccessible Pinnacle, in this 1-day guided ascent in the Cuillin Ridge in Scotland! It’s the the highest point of the Sgurr Dear and an exceptional challenge for Munro baggers. With its narrow crest and airy summit, it’s certainly not an experience that you want to miss out on!

    This rock climb is graded ‘moderate’ and suitable for a fit hillwalker with little scrambling experience. But the In Pinn is exposed and potentially dangerous except in windless and dry conditions. So you should have a good head for heights, and, most important, you should trust me!

    I am an experienced guide and I have the knowledge to make the safest decisions for you to take this summit. I’ll teach you the technical skills you need to reach the top of the In Pinn. Besides, I will be in charge of all the ropework in ascent and descent. I’ll make sure you enjoy this great experience.

    I’ll guide you in the ascent via the narrow East Ridge of the In Pinn. It’s the most popular route, the longer but less steep. It also has large hand and foot holds. If you have more climbing experience you can also choose a harder climbing route.

    We’ll be out in the hill between 6 and 9 hours. And once we reach the summit, a short abseil will take us back to the ground.

    I can take groups of up to 4 people. But it you are more than 2, I will guide 2 people roped up to the In Pinn, to then return and ascend with the remaining 2.

    So, if you’re ready for an exciting ascent of the In Pinn’s sheer flanks, join me on this 1-day program! Please contact me if you have any questions. Also, if you’re looking for an introductory mountaineering course in Scotland, check my 5-day program.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    230 GBP

    Group of 2
    115 GBP

    Group of 3
    84 GBP

    Group of 4
    68 GBP

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Either at Sligachan, Carbost or in Glenbrittle

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is not included but I can help make arrangements or recommend suitable places to stay whilst visiting the Isle of Skye.

    More info

    The price includes guiding, instruction and free use of harness and helmets.

    Costs are for one guide.

    Equipment:

    -Thermal/Base Layers

    -Fleeces

    -Windshirt or lightweight softshell jacket

    -Walking trousers

    -Warm Hat & Gloves. For Skye, leather work or gardening gloves, which are cheap and durable are ideal.

    -Waterproof jacket and over trousers ( Outer shell clothing)

    -Rucsac. A medium volume sac (30 -40 litres)

    -Head Torch –Even in summer it’s good practise to carry a small headtorch.

    -Bivvy Bag

    -Compass/Map (OS or BMC/Harveys)

    -Whistle/Watch

    -Waterbottle

    -Lunch & Spare Food

    -Trekking Poles .These are optional, but useful particularly in descent.

    -Boots. For scrambling, boots which have good lateral stiffness, such as B1 rated boots, are useful.

    -Helmet. Please bring one along if you can. We have DMM helmets available.

    -Belay device, two HMS Carabiners and one 120cm sling. We can provide you with these if you don’t have your own.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I gained a good insight into the instruction and guiding of mountaineering activities whilst working as a member of the domestic team at Glenmore Lodge in the summer of 2003. Since then, I have skied, climbed, trekked and mountaineered across the length and breadth of the UK, from Cornwall to the Orkney Isles, and overseas, having sought adventures in China, Mongolia, The Indian Himalayas, New Zealand, Japan, Southern Africa, The Swiss, Italian and French Alps, The Pyrenees, Southern Spain and Norway. I enjoy climbing in all it’s forms, whether it be bouldering at Fontainebleau, sport climbing at Rodellar, trad and winter climbing in the UK or alpine climbing in Switzerland. I have also put up a couple of new routes, Mint Sauce E1 5c in Glen Nevis and Feathered Friend V,5 on Creag Meagaidh.
    I have completed my Mountaineering Instructor Certificate (MIC), the highest instructional qualification in the UK, which enable me to work both in summer and winter conditions, whether it’s walking, mountaineering or climbing, and is a full member of both the Association or Mountaineering Instructors, and The Mountain Instructor’s Community. I have also completed my International Mountain Leader Summer Training and have worked as a contracted instructor for Abacus Mountain Guides, Martin Moran, Glenmore Lodge, Mountain Motion, West Coast Mountain Guides, Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre, Adventure Peaks, The Outward Bound Trust, Ryan Glass Mountaineering, Hike Pyrenees, World Challenge Expeditions and Outlook Expeditions.

     
     
    FROM 68 GBPper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Ken Applegate

     

    Ken immediately made us feel welcomed and we had a good chat on the walk in before gearing up for the ridge ascent. Both my son and I had a fantastic experience thanks to Ken\'s calm, expertise in leading us over Tower Ridge and then descending via Ledge Ridge to round off a great day. Highly recommended!
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    Andy Paterson
    have just come back from completing an ascent of ledge route and a descent via no4 gully, guided by Ken. absolutely fantastic day and Ken was friendly, professional and very confidence inspiring. cant recommend highly enough and I\'ll definitely be back next season!
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    Nick Battams
    Ken took me and my son up the north face ledge route to the top of Ben Nevis. It was a challenge in places - particularly with the snow and ice - but it was an unforgettable experience! Ken was a great guide.
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    Phil Lloyd
    Ken was a fantastic guide, safe, experienced and took us on an incredible adventure!
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    Catherine Hockley
     

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