For the past few days I have been on Skye with the lads from the Falkirk High Tops Team. We arrived on Thursday late afternoon and visited Elgol. As the tide was in, we abseiled into the inlet that leads to Spar Cave. The cave has some very unusual rock features that are worth having a look at. After climbing back out the cave we jumared out of the inlet before heading to our accommodation in Broadford.
The main focus of our trip was the traverse of The Cuillin from Gars-Bheinn to Sgurr nan Gillean. Therefore, as we intended on sleeping out on the ridge, on Friday we dropped off some kit near An Dorus in preparation for Saturday evening.
We began the ridge on Saturday morning climbing from Glen Brittle campsite to Gars-Bheinn and completing the ridge as far as our bivouac site. Conditions were not exactly perfect. The visibility for most of the day ranged from 10 metres to 40 metres which makes the difficult route finding on the ridge even more challenging.
Following a good sleep at the bivouac site we began the next section of the ridge early on Sunday morning. An exciting day of scrambling, abseiling and climbing led us to then end point of Sgurr nan Gillean in the early evening.
Congratulations to all the team on completing a challenging, physical adventure. More photos can be seen on the climbnow facebook page.