Frithe, Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillean
by tamw51 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:30 pm
by brpro26 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:46 pm
What are you going to spend your WebTog vouchers on....
by Lackadaisy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:33 pm
by yokehead » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:40 pm
I was on Cruachan that day and had very similar conditions with cloud and mist quickly melting away, no Brocken Spectre though! Perhaps the climbers you saw were these ? A blog I recommend.
by Bruno » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:59 pm
I really enjoyed this and look forward to the account of the rest of your trip.
by KeithS » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:23 pm
I really enjoyed your report, thanks.
by Ranger » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:55 pm
tamw51 wrote:Absolute topper, looks like my dream day, would love to hit skye in the not too distant future!extremely jealous! Seemed to have been blessed with the weather!
I wasnt so much blessed with the weather as patient - I waited months for a rock-solid high pressure system over Skye!
I was told loads of time that "in the wet this bit is absolutely treacherous" so I'd recommend to anyone to try and do them in the dry - if possible!
by foggieclimber » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:08 pm
I've been up Gillean twice - via the Tourist Route and Pinnacle Ridge. I've yet to attempt the West Ridge.
Good to hear that it is straight-forward enough to solo.
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by johnkaysleftleg » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:06 pm
by martyn » Sat May 26, 2012 10:04 pm
I was checking the walk reports just now because I'll be climbing Am Bhasteir and/or Sgurr nan Gillean myself tomorrow....with the capable hands of an experienced climber friend - and possibly a spot of short-roping on the 'squeaky bum' stretches - keeping me on the not-very-straight-but-oh-so-narrow. Thanks again for your detailed notes, especially your description of Gillean's west ridge - gives me confidence that I can hopefully manage it.
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