Entries by Ken Applegate

Raeburn's Arete on Ben Nevis in the rain

For Dan and Ollie second day, with a reasonable forecast, we took our chances and headed for Raeburn's Arete, which takes a direct line up the blunt arete up to the First Platform on North East Buttress. Our plan worked, but not without getting a good soaking as the rains arrived much earlier than expected! […]

Sgurr Mhic Choinnich to Sgurr a'Mhadaidh

After a brilliant climbing holiday in the Val Di Mello and Cadarese in the Italian Alps, I'm back on Skye and out bagging Munros with father and son team; Cameron and Andrew. Yesterday, we tackled the northern three; Sgurr Nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe, which we completed in good time. With Cameron […]

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 […]