NG4421 : On the 'Inn Pinn'

taken 27 years ago, 4 km from Bualintur, Highland, Great Britain

On the 'Inn Pinn'
On the 'Inn Pinn'
A steep scramble up the short side of the Inaccessible Pinnacle, usually roped up as here, takes the climber to the top of the most intimidating summit in the UK. The other side (east ridge) is much longer, although at a better angle, but has a HUGE drop of about 600' to the right into Coireachan Ruadha. No place for the vertigo sufferer.
In his book "Hamish's Mountain Walk", an account of the first continuous round of the 276 Munros in 1974, Hamish Brown describes the incredulity of another climber on this pinnacle who unexpectedly encountered Hamish's famous Shetland sheepdog 'Kitchy' at the top. Topping out, the climber saw the dog, turned to speak to his mate below, and said there was a dog on the top. Clearly this met with some disbelief, but by the time the second had arrived, both Hamish and the dog had abbed off, hence something of a heated discussion occurred between the two climbers; the second obviously accusing the leader of seeing things. The lucky dog was famed for being the first canine to compleat a Munro round.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 May, 1991   (more nearby)
Friday, 22 January, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 443 215 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:12.8046N 6:14.1149W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 443 216
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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