Steve: Following several rescheduled attempts Jenny, Kyle and I took our chance as a weak ridge of high pressure allowed us to finally complete a traverse of Skye’s Cuillin Ridge.
Making use of a great forecast yesterday we cruised over the first 8 Munros enabling us to enjoy a luxurious bivi at Glaic Mor. There’s plenty if snow here to melt for water and several very flat and sheltered places to sleep. It’s also about 2/3 of the way along the ridge giving us the best chance of staying dry on our second and final day.
I knew the northern end was still blocked by snow, however; I had a couple of tricks up my sleeve and convinced Jenny and Kyle to leave the crampons behind. After Bruach na Frithe we cut under Am Basteir on the Lota Coire side before carving a line back up to the bealach. It was then up and down Am Basteir before traversing Sgurr nan Gillean hence achieving a snow free adventure on one of the UK’s most sought after mountain challenges.