Reports - winter conditions and activity

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Walking and Scrambling in Scotland

Last week we spent a week exploring some classic walks and scrambles around the Fortwilliam area and in Cuillins on Skye.

The weather was always better than forecast with only one very wet day on Skye.  We started with CMD arete on Ben Nevis, then the Ring of Steall and then Curved Ridge on the Buachaille Etive Mor.  We then moved to Skye and the Cuillins.  There we traversed a section of the main ridge taking in Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Thearlaich and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich.  This is a great section of the ridge with 2 abseils and a section known as Collie's Ledge, a shelf which cuts through some otherwise very steep ground.  We also did another section of the ridge taking in the main top of Sgurr na Banachdich in less the perfect weather.  This all gave a great taste of the Cuillins.

A great few days with 12 Munros taken in on route.  Thanks to all for their effort and enthusism, well done!

The wire bridge, early bath?!

The valley below Steall Falls.

The Ben, CMD on the right.  Not much snow left.

Approaching the summit of Sgurr a' Mhaim.

Approaching the summit of Sgurr a' Mhaim.

The Devil's Ridge.

Looking down Curved Ridge on the Buachaille.

Climbers on Rannoch Wall.

The summit of Stob Dearg, the Buachaille, with the wilderness of Rannoch
Moor stretching away behind.