Monday, 25 June 2012

Skye Ridge Preperation

Today I was working for Moran Mountain and out with Rob and Jill.  We had a 3 day weather window to have a training/prep day and then two days for a ridge traverse.  Rob and Jill had heard about gear being stashed on the ridge to make life easier on the first day so we planned to make a stash as a prep day.  Stashing kit was a concept that I haven't tried, it had its benefits but also its consequences.  So we headed up into the thick cloud with bivi kit and water and up through An Doris and ascended on to Sgurr a' Mhadaidh, Jill and Rob's first Munro on Skye. Unfortunately the cloud was think so we had no views and very poor visibility.  We then went over to Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh, again in poor visibility.  I got a glimpse of blue Skye so I suggested to Rob and Jill that we hang around on the summit as it my clear.  Fortunately it did leaving us with a perfect cloud inversion with all the peaks creeping through the cloud.  WE stashed our kit and descended back to Glen Brittle for a relaxed evening and planning our means of attack over the next two days.

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