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First trip to the Cuillin.

First trip to the Cuillin.


Postby adambarras » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:04 pm

Munros included on this walk: Bruach na Frithe

Date walked: 02/07/2017

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12.7 km

Ascent: 953m

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Set off nice and early from Glen Brittle Memorial Hut where I was staying, having seen a weather front moving in on the forecast early afternoon. Pleasant walk in, but as I approached Fionn Choire the weather deteriorated, clearly earlier than the forecaster had suggested. Lots of rain, increasing wind. Made the easy scramble up onto the Cuillin ridge at Bealach nan Lice, no visibility by this point. Traversed to the summit, nearly missing the Trig point as I could barely see it, then descended. Route back wasn't as pleasant as I'd hoped, partly by me choosing a descent a little harder than required but also by the worsening weather, only my sandwiches were dry when I got back to the hut.
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Re: First trip to the Cuillin.

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:37 pm

That sounds like the first few years of our trips to the Cuillin, usually with friends who had booked a set date. If you want any accounts of wet weather walks on Skye, I have bucketfulls of them, but alas mostly with a couple of pre-digital photos each, since digital cameras, retirement, and freedom to change our plans arrived more or less simultaneously.
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Re: First trip to the Cuillin.

Postby Graeme D » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:58 pm

Bruach na Frithe was also my first Cuillin back in 2008. Been back a couple of times since and hoping to visit again later this month. :)
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Re: First trip to the Cuillin.

Postby adambarras » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:45 pm

Yes, Sgurr, that is certainly part of the problem with pre determined trips. Some of the people staying in the hut who wanted to do the same route changed their plans, I just set of really early. Adaptability, in whatever form that takes, is the key I suppose (that or don't mind getting wet!)

Graeme, it was a good introduction to the ridge i suppose, would have been nice to see more of it though!
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