Hiker captures ‘ominous’ view over loch from Isle of Skye

Kaz Cole snapped a pal during a ten-hour hike up Sgurr na Stri on Skye.

Hiker captures ‘ominous’ view over loch from Isle of Skye Kaz Cole via SWNS
Stunning snap: Sgurr na Stri on Skye.

A photographer has captured the “ominous” view over a loch from the Isle of Skye.

Kaz Cole, 34, snapped a pal during a ten-hour hike up Sgurr na Stri on Skye – meaning ‘the peak of strife’ – in May.

During the walk the pair stopped and looked over Loch Coruisk.

Kaz, from Buckhaven in Fife, took the photo of his friend, music tech Chris Cole, 32 from Pat, Cornwall, during a three-week trip around Scotland.

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It took them ten hours to get up and down the hill on a wet and gloomy day.

Tour manager Kaz said: “We work in the events industry so obviously when that got shut, we didn’t have any work, so we decided to go up north for three weeks.

“We spent a week in Fort William, a week on Skye and a week up around Achmelvich and the west coast.

“Chris has a van and it’s got a bed so we slept in that.

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“It’s pretty ominous.

“Depending on the weather, it could look absolutely exotic.

“Just around the corner from that looks like the Bahamas with how clear the water is.

“It’s wild.

“It was very cloudy that day and there’s the low-lying cloud around the back of the Black Cuillins – like they’re wearing a hat.

“On the walk up, we were drenched, it was boggy, it took us hours.

“It probably took us about five hours to get to that point and then five hours to get back.

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“It was a 12 to 14 hour day all in – pretty long.

“It was worth it, we got some amazing photos.

“The whole reason we went there was we had previously seen photos from up there.

“We were lucky enough to the weather perfect for the feeling of it.”