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FRI NIGHT VID: Am Buachaille Sea Stack

Am Buachaille aka The Shepherd is one of the "Big 3" sea stacks located in the Far North West of Scotland along with the Old Men of Stoer and Hoy. Thanks to a 4 mile walk in, a tricksome descent and approach culminating in a "character building" swim across a 15 metre channel of water exposed only at low tide, this Old Man is considered to be the most remote and serious of them all. No walking to the base or setting up a tyrolean traverse on this Torridonian sandstone 50 metre high behemoth...

UKC user David Linnett has sent in another of his classic 'grand day out' films. Enjoy!

"It was a memorable day spent with Henry Castle and Paul Donnithorne clambering up the excellent 3* Landward Face route in perfect weather on possibly one of the best adventure routes in the UK, before collapsing on the beautiful Sandwood Bay beach. The entertainment was duly recorded and features the beautiful walk-in, approach and swim, sandstone sea stack shenanigans, fearsome fulmars, eye-popping exposure plus some aerial drone footage. This is the story of our day!"



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Ah, was that the weekend we met you in the Sheigra campsite and drank wine out on the rocks above the First Geo while the sun went down? Maybe not an alternate universe, but certainly heaven on earth...........  
I genuinely wish I was a) that good and b) that cool :-) It was indeed, a truly incredible day/week. Don't think we saw a single cloud throughout the whole week we were up there. Very surreal coming back home after,...
This popped up on my youtube feed and I thought "Why hasn't this been on UKC?" and lo and behold here it is. I have walked into Sandwood Bay and looked wistfully towards Am Buachaille.... your film had taken me one...
ah, I was one of the party of 3 ahead of you. We just thought you must be good enough to climb everything sub E1 in trainers. Didn't realise you had forgotten your rock shoes! Cracking day though wasn't it?  
Yeah, Henry's great isn't he! Me and my duaghter have been out with him the last two summer holidays (and we will again this year unless she starts eating more pies soon). My other half who has no climbing aspirations...
Really enjoyed that! I am! Definitely the best of the three classic stacks. More committing swim than Stoer and just as good climbing (I've heard mixed reports on the Landward Face but Atlantic Wall is proper...

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