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Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)


by jimandandrea » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:41 pm

Munros included on this walk: Am Basteir, Bruach na Frithe, Inaccessible Pinnacle, Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh, Sgurr a'Mhadaidh, Sgurr Alasdair, Sgurr Dubh Mor, Sgurr Mhic Choinnich, Sgurr na Banachdich, Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr nan Gillean

Date walked: 27/05/2012

Time taken: 35 hours

Distance: 35 km

Ascent: 4000m

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Re: Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Postby Mountainlove » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:05 am

Greta report, reading this and seeing the pictures makes me realize I need to get my hands on rockclimbing gear! As for the shoes...thats a bummer! Present next year...Nepal??
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Re: Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Postby ciderpeter » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi Jim, yeh wedding is this Saturday *gulp* - hence the terrible weather forecast.

Then up for our two weeks in God's country - can't wait!!!

I see, can't decide whether to put my slr in the rucksack on Skye - I probably will as it is worth significantly less than yours lol :)

Edit:

And no I didn't get the camera... was all raring to go and decided to leave it a couple of weeks till we were next in Kendal.... and then a gas bill came... and then a water bill came... and then I realised a £600 shortfall in the wedding fund. :? So it was just a new lens for now :) - got the 15-85 canon lens though, which will be good with the 7D when i save up :)
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Re: Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Postby malky_c » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:24 pm

Don't know why it has taken me so long to look at this. A spectacular effort, and something I have always wanted to do 8).

I have been looking at doing it in a day, but if weather like this was guaranteed, I think I would want the overnight experience. Some stunning photos - cheers :D
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Re: Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Postby jonny616 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:31 pm

Well done both. Great report. Pics are stunning.
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Re: Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Postby luckyguy68 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:29 pm

what cracking weather you got. Im heading to the Cairngorms for a few days and am no jealous of where youve been :mrgreen: . Think i will be at Skye this time next year. Good stuff :clap:
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Re: Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Postby jimandandrea » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:48 pm

Mountainlove wrote:Greta report, reading this and seeing the pictures makes me realize I need to get my hands on rockclimbing gear! As for the shoes...thats a bummer! Present next year...Nepal??

Thanks ML. Andrea likes the Nepal suggestion especially after she read your report. :)

ciderpete wrote: So it was just a new lens for now :) - got the 15-85 canon lens though, which will be good with the 7D when i save up :)


Look forward to your photos. Have a wonderful day on Saturday :D

malky_c wrote: I have been looking at doing it in a day, but if weather like this was guaranteed, I think I would want the overnight experience. Some stunning photos - cheers :D


Thanks. We met a few on the ridge doing a recce for a one day traverse but when we told them how much it added to the experience and why would you want to rush it, I think they may change their mind.

jonny616 wrote:Well done both. Great report. Pics are stunning.


Thanks. Fantastic experience. Unfortunately there are big sections of the traverse with no pics - we were too focused on staying on. :?

luckyguy68 wrote:what cracking weather you got. Im heading to the Cairngorms for a few days and am no jealous of where youve been :mrgreen: . Think i will be at Skye this time next year. Good stuff :clap:


Hope you get some good weather for your Caingorm trip. Just think, you still got Skye to look forward to :wink:
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Re: Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Postby Alan S » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:29 pm

Have just found your 2 excellent reports, a big well done for this, I would love to have a crack at this,thanks for sharing
Really stunning pics 8)
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Re: Cuillin Traverse: Ration sweat not water (Day 2)

Postby mrssanta » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:24 pm

can't believe I missed these first time round. What an experience! it's my fiftieth next year - now there's an idea!
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