Entries by Ken Applegate

Snow on the summit of Ben Nevis!

I was out on Ben Nevis today, with Frederick and Christian, who are visiting from Sweden. They were keen to tackle Ledge Route on the north face, which is a brilliant introduction to this impressive face. We had a real mix of weather throughout the day, but the most notable thing was the snow on […]

No waterproofs required on Skye this week!

That's a wrap! Tom and I took our Skye Munros team up Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a'Mhadaidh to round off our final Skye Munros Course of the season. Conditions were, once again, excellent, with another (that's four in a row) dry and clear day, giving us excellent views all day. We couldn't have really asked […]

Another great day on Skye

For day two of our Skye Munros Course, Tom and I took a group back up to Coire Lagan, from where we headed up to Bealach Lagan and onto Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, before retracing our steps and cutting beneath An Stac and up to the In Pinn. The ascent of the In Pinn was brilliant, […]

4 Seasons in 1 day on Skye

Tom and I kicked off our final Skye Munros Course of the season today and found ourselves walking into Coir' a'Ghrunnda in the sunshine, with excellent views of the Small Isles and out to the Outer Hebrides. First up was Sgurr Nan Eag, before cutting across to Sgurr Dubh Mor. Whilst en route to Sgurr […]

Nice day on the Aonach Eagach, Glencoe

Today was our last open Aonach Eagach Traverse of the season and I was joined by Mhairi, Matt and Trish. We made the summit of Am Bodach in good time, but in doing so, walked up into the clouds. Fortunately, the clouds didn't linger for too long and the rock soon started drying out, giving […]

Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir

With only Sgurr nan Gillean and Am Basteir left to do before Darren completed all the Munros on the main Cuillin Ridge, we made our way up to Coire Bhasteir this morning in more rain than we expected. There's a theme here! It wasn't a day for hanging around, so we quickly made our way […]