Monday, 30 April 2012

Cuillin Traverse

Today Rob and I arrived back from a successful two day traverse of the Skye Ridge.  Rob is up on Skye for a long holiday and had decided that he wanted to do the ridge and we chose the best weather window.  We started from Glen Brittle at 8am and headed onto Sgurr nan Eag.  From here we headed north over all the tops.  As Rob hadn't done much climbing so we went in and climbed the TD Gap and the Inn Pin to find his feet.  Progress was so good that we got to the 3 tops of Sgurr a' Mhadaidh by 5pm and decided that this was enough for one day.  We melted snow for water, saved any long walks down the hill to find a stream.  Day two we knew the weather was coming in so we left our bivi site at 6am.  This meant we could get down before the worst of the weather....the bad weather came early :-( We bypassed Am Bastier and finished the traverse on Sgurr nan Gillean and got back to the Sligachan at 1 in the afternoon, ready for a well earned drink!  Another fantastic two days on Skye.  Thanks to Tony from Climb Skye for kitting out Rob.

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