Sgurr na Banachdich
by IainG » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:04 pm
Route description: Sgurr na Banachdich
Munros included on this walk: Sgurr na Banachdich
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Following the route for Sgurr na Banachdich on the Cuillin of Skye on the 1st Feb 2009.
We set up the night before in the campervan, parking up next to Glenbrittle YH. The YH was closed for the season and it seemed we had the Cuillin to ourselves. The first time we'd ever been the only vehicle parked up there. Lovely and quiet!
We were up early the next morning to set off. The hills looked fine silhouetted against the clear sky.
It was getting even better as we headed into Coire an Ghreadaidh.
We cut up into Coir an Eich, the views back towards Glenbrittle.
Coir an Eich is a steep scree route, with An Dailaid on the left.
At the head of the corrie, the view opened up to show Sgurr a' Mhadaidh and Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh.
Looking back down the ridge which was on our right on the way up, towards Sgurr nan Ghobhar.
The peak of Sgurr Thormaid which thankfully, we didn't have to cross!
Some light scrambling took us onto some hard frozen snow onto the narrow summit ridge. The weather was stunning.
Looking north along the ridge from the summit.
The views from this hill are well worth the effort, especially in these conditions.
A brilliant walk. Even on the return, I couldn't help but take a few more photos!
A great day in the Black Cuillin!!
by bigbertie » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:58 pm
I used to think there were relatively few brilliant winter weather days in the Highlands, but reading this site recently there seem to be more than I realised. I must get up there more often. cheers bigbertie
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by cjwaugh » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:01 pm
by IainG » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:06 pm
It was a stunner of a day. The proverbial 'weather window' in Skye. Each day either side was grim and this is the kind of weather a long trip is paid back.
by doogz » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:09 pm
am thinking of doing some skye hills in may or june ...never been ...looking forward if the weather was as good as your day..so fingers crossed
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by Paul Webster » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:17 pm
What amazes me is that although you met ice-hard snow - it was fairly near the top. I don't think you could have even got a car over the hill to Glen Brittle yesterday for the snow/ice.
by squirrel » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:03 am
...it's made me even more determined to get to the Cuillin on a really good weather day...
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by Nige R » Thu May 28, 2009 2:22 pm