Old Man Storr Ski-tour

A ski-tour on the Isle of Skye leading up to the famous Old Man.

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
4 km
Ascent
561 m
Descent
203 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
169 m
High Point
696 m
Gradient
36˚
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Old Man Storr Ski-tour Map

Description

There are not many ski-tours around the world that combine snow, mountains and the sea. Inevitably, this mix of scenery, means for a stunning experience.

A popular and busy walk in the summer, this hike up to ‘Old Man’ (a large pinnacle of rock) lies on part of the Trotternish ridge. The Storr was created by a massive ancient landside, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world.

Located on the north of Skye in the area known as ‘Trotternish’, the start of the tour is by the main road from Portree to Staffin.

On the route up, you'll find yourself weaving in and out of rock formations and following the gully and traverses onto the upper slope. From the top of the route you'll be treated to 360 panoramas of the island and Scottish highlands.

Created by pro-BASE athlete, Tim Howell, who did the first ski BASE here on the Isle of Skye. www.timhowelladventure.com

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.