Entries by Ken Applegate

The Northern 3 Munros, Skye

Yesterday, Jon and I made the most of his final day by tackling the 3 northern Munros on the main Cuillin Ridge; Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frithe. The weather was marginally better than the day before, but it was still pretty wet for much of the day! We tackled Sgurr nan […]

Misty on the Black Cuillins

Jon, Ed and I entered the clouds at the lip of Coire Lagan and didn't drop back out of it until quite a way down Coir' an Eich, but fortunately, it mostly stayed dry for much of the day. From Coire Lagan, we made the steep pull up to Bealach Lagan, before ascending Sgurr Mhic […]

Sgurr na Sgine and The Saddle

I was back out with Carole, who I had been out with last year, exploring some lesser nooks and crannies on An Teallach and Liatach. Today's adventure was no different, as Carole is on a mission to reach the summits of the Munros, Tops, deleted Tops, SIMs (hill over 600m with a drop of 30m […]

Nice and dry on the In Pinn, Skye

Despite a mixed forecast for the day, Neil, Ben, Caroline and myself enjoyed a dry ascent of the In Pinn on the Cuillin Ridge on Skye. With it being a bank holiday, and with the weather having been pretty wet yesterday, we were expecting a fair few teams today, so were very pleasantly surprised to […]

Curved Ridge, Castle Ridge & Golden Oldie

Over the past three days, I've been out with Blair, bagging some of the classic scrambles in Lochaber. On Thursday, we went for Curved Ridge, which was largely dry, although once in the clouds, things were a bit damp underfoot. We made our way round onto Crowberry Tower, which tends to be much greasier than […]

Skye Munros Course – Days 3 & 4

Two more days, six more Munros bagged. Yesterday, with tired legs and various niggles, we were a slightly denuded team. A fresh dusting of snow blanketed much of the Cuillins first thing in the morning, but with it being another clear day, much of it melted fairly quickly. We made ascents of Sgurr Nan Eag, […]

Skye Munros Course – Day 2

With rain due for sometime in the afternoon, we decided to have a shorter day, by tackling Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh and Sgurr a'Mhadaidh, which worked out well, as we were down just before the rain arrived. It was a day of fluctuating temperatures, from very warm in the sunshine one minute, to bitterly cold as the […]

Skye Munros Course – Day 1

With such a good weather forecast, Steve and I thought that we should capitalise on it, by tackling Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, The In Pinn and Sgurr na Banachdich for the first day of our four day Skye Munros Course. We made steady progress up the An Stac Screes and from Bealach Lagan, made a return […]