Thursday, 21 May 2015

Clach Glas - Bla Bheinn Traverse

The ridge looks good...
Then it got wet and cloudy...
I'm pretty glad I have new waterproofs because today was another soaking.  7 hours of rain, wind and persistent cloud were endured by Eugene and myself.  Eugene, from Australia was certainly getting a raw introduction to Scottish mountaineering and some 'unique' Skye weather.  Despite the conditions, Eugene was loving the weather, quite a change from 35+ degrees and kangaroos jumping around everywhere.  Unsurprisingly we had the ridge to ourselves and neither of us wanted to 'savour the moment' and hang around too long.  We made a relatively constant flow along the ridge completing car to car in 7 hours with some close to disaster* river crossings!  This route is probably one of the best of its type in the UK and should be sought out by anyone who enjoys climbing, mountaineering and the delights of Skye.  Even Eugene enjoyed it in horrendous conditions and he barely goes hill walking!
...and never stopped being wet!