/ NEW ARTICLE: Cuillin Traverse Times Two
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Great work! Take one of the best days out in Scotland and do it twice for good measure - also has the bonus of getting back to your car and the Slig for a well deserved pint easily....
I find those times absolutely amazing. The whole thing in just 16 hours.
The one way record is three and a quarter hours. I guess amazing is like infinity: it can come in different sizes ;-)
Yes, but two ways is not simply going to be 3 1/4 multiplied by 2, is it? Yes, amazement can come in different sizes. It's one stupendous day.
BTW, I think it's a first. Not entirely clear from the article.
16hrs Slig-to-Slig (note: not summit to summit) is pretty impressive in my book
Normally its x 2.1 or so for distance running on similar terrain I think. Its an amazing feat all the same.
superb!Good effort and respect for not bothering with times and just enjoying it for the moment! : )
Good effort in the height of summer. Have heard about Paul's solo of Central Buttress before but thought he'd avoided the crux by taking the alternative 5/6 finish instead?
Jim (& Karen)
A great account - loved the bits about sleeping in the shade. Very evocative
Its inspired me to give it a go one day - but one way only and in considerably longer time.
Andy's comments about Paul's solo of Central Buttress got me curious. Found these UKC posts dating back to 2002 (!):
In reply to James Edwards: Andyk once told me that Paul Tattersal or Dave Hesleden, can't remember which, had soloed Central buttress on Beinn Eighe, and enjoyed it so much he did it again! Take this with a pinch of salt though unless confirmed by someone else.
In reply to Stac Pollaidh: Yeah, not done Central buttress but everyone I know who has says the chimney bit is tricky. In the same story I think Andy said that Paul had avoided this by hooking up one of the walls to the side, doesn't mean anything to me but if you've been there maybe you can picture it?
Sorry to be talking about this instead of your Cuillin exploits Paul, but maybe you could clarify the above. Always better coming from the horse's mouth and I'm sure there's plenty of folk who'd be interested to hear! Cheers, Tom.
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