Entries by Ken Applegate

The final 3 Munros on the Cuillin Ridge

Yesterday, our Skye Munros team completed the course by reaching the summits of their final 3 Munros on the main Cuillin Ridge; Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach Na Frithe. The weather remained very changeable, with some clear spells, but overall, it was a bit on the damp and windy side, although we were […]

Windy day in the Black Cuillins on Skye

The most notable feature of today were the winds, which led us to changing plans and tackling the central Munros on the Cuillin Ridge; Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a'Mhadaidh. With gusts of up to 50mph, it didn't make sense to head to the southern end. It turned out to be a pretty social day, with […]

Raw day in the Cuillins, Skye

Pete and I kicked off day 1 of our Skye Munros Course by taking our group into Coire Lagan and up onto Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, before retracing our steps and heading up beneath Am Stac and over the In Pinn. We finished the day off by taking in Sgurr Na Banachdich and descendes back to […]

Much better than expected on Castle Ridge today

The weather today turned out to be much better than the forecasts suggested. Jason, Mal, John and I made an ascent of Castle Ridge on Ben Nevis, expecting the rains to arrive sometime late morning/early afternoon. Instead, we enjoyed a completely dry day, with the rains only starting at about 5pm. Conditions on the route […]

Clear and dry on the Aonach Eagach

Yesterday, I was working alongside Jamie on the final day of one of our 4 day Cuillin Munros Courses. We tackled the northern end; Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Bhasteir and Bruach na Frithe and managed to once again dodge much of the rain. Today was a different story, as Jason, Mal and I enjoyed a […]

Beat the rain on Skye

Our Skye Munros team enjoyed another unexpectedly dry day on the Cuillin Ridge today. The forecasts were for rain, but fortunately that didn't arrive until we were down. We tackled the southern three Munros; Sgurr Nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor and Sgurr Alasdair, before descending the Great Stone Chute, which is in reasonable (relatively) good […]

Better than expected on Skye today

The forecast for the morning wasn't brilliant, so our Skye Munros team decided to head uo Sgurr na Banachdich first of all, to give the expected rain a chance to clear before we tackled the In Pinn and Sgurr Mhic Choinnich. It turned out to not be necessary, as the day stayed dry throughout, although […]