The second day out on my own was a good day for a visit to the Old Man Of Storr. I have driven past him a few times, and even cycled past, about 35 years ago, but never went up there to pay my respect. Now I know that there is a path up to the Old Man and that it does not require mountaineering skills, but it does make sense to put on some walking boots. While going up I met this young lady going very gingerly on her way down. Later on, when I was on the way back a guy was coming up and, I kid you not, he was wearing flipflops! Not the kind of outdoor, walking kind, no proper, thin, rubber flipflops.
Anyway, I was glad to have good boots as the path was rocky and steep in places.
To get the view with Loch Leathan in the background I had to walk a bit further, past the Needle.
A bit further south, after walking through The Sanctuary, is a nice vista of the Loch and Raasay in the background.
On my way back I saw a guy getting a few yards up The Old Man, I don’t think he got any further though. It has been climbed (first in 1955), but as the route is rated Very Severe I did not make an attempt this time…