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Scrambling on the Skye Ridge

Scrambling on the Skye Ridge

Postby Fraser87 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:05 pm

Munros included on this walk: Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich

Date walked: 21/04/2012

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 10.7 km

Ascent: 1321m

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Started at the Skye Mountain Rescue center in Glen Brittle. Headed past the lochan and into the corrie (path to follow into here). Walked up the Great Stone Chute, which is incredibly hard going and steep. Once at the top Scrambled to the top of Sgurr Alasdair.
Sgurr Alasdair summit

Back down towards the TD Gap where we abseiled down and climbed back out (V diff).
TD Gap

The next part was hard going in the snowy rock, a lot of short roping was done. Once onto the ledge we looked at Kings Chimmney but it looked very wet so we done Collies Ledge / Harts Ledge again quite snowy but great fun. Would be much easier and quicker in summer.
Collies Ledge / Harts Ledge


After scrambling up to the summit of Sgurr Mhic Choinnich we descended into the corrie and back to the car. Save the Inn Pinn for the next day.
Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
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