Cuillin Ridge Traverse*** VD
[The climb out of the TD Gap, 3 kb]Start at Gars Bheinn and finish at Sgurr nan Gillean. Fantastic! The rock climbing is quite hard if wet.

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Finally a weather window.... straight up to Skye!! Stunning two days on the ridge, amazing weather and beautiful views! Fab to have the time to take it all in, and much nicer when you can see where you're going! Those long slog of a walk in, and outs are totally worth it!
kirky_p - 18/Aug/15

MWIS got it wrong. Walked in in heavy rain. Bailed out shortly after.
Julesthe1st - Solo dnf - 16/Aug/15

Hidden - Solo - 13/Aug/15

It was 14 years ago when I first discovered the Cuillins ridge traverse so has been along time coming. Truly an outstanding day in the mountains and done in just over 10 hours on the ridge.
Ste Ridd - Solo - 13/Aug/15 with Danny, M.Sadler

Hidden - 25/Jul/15

15hrs in the ridge 25hrs in total from the bothy, amazing
feilx - 19/Jul/15 with Ian Lovatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/15

Wow, what a day, what a route. Set of from Glen Brittle at 3:30am via Coirre a Ghrunda, dropped sacks for out and back to Gars Bheinn. After beautiful clear skies clag came in heavy and we got lost around the TD gap/ Sgurr Alasdair for about 3 hrs. We somehow managed to get back on track though and completed the ridge in 15 hrs; 20hrs total day. Moved solo all day. Couldn't have had better weather (apart from the unfortunate few hrs of clag). Collies Ledge. Lotta Corrie Route on Bhasteir Tooth - note this is a lot furter down the mountain than expected, not the first break/chimney. We were apparently not the first to end up on the wrong line owing to a significant amount of in situ ab tat...
jhobbs - Solo - 03/Jul/15 with Richard Harvey

Great day out! 13 hours end to end including the four classic climbs. Happy with that after only catching an hour and a half sleep before we set off!
John 'B' Hutchinson - AltLd - 03/Jul/15 with Chris Hutchinson

Amazing! Soloed everything. Collies Ledge and Corrie Largan route on the Bastier tooth.
Harvdog - Solo - 03/Jul/15 with John Hobbs

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jul/15

Weather was horrific!
flett53 - Solo dnf - Jul/15

12 hrs on the ridge, 17hrs in total, awesome day out!
maybe_si - 15/Jun/15

About 11 hours end to end. Fantastic day out. Lucky with the weather.
Paul Robertson - 14/Jun/15 with DSM

Hidden - 14/Jun/15

~11hrs end to end on a very fine but cold day. First time in the Cuillins so got lost very many times - route finding is quite a challenge.
DSM - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Paul Robertson

Solo every thing but for the abb of the inm pin and started form Sgurr nan Eag
mzchambers - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/15 with Nathan

A long time coming, everything and more than I thought it could ever be. Don't listen to your head and keep on going, Gillean (then the Slig) turns up eventually!
Nath93 - Solo - 04/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15

Becks87 - Solo dnf - 09/May/15 with Adam L

Set off from Glen Brittle campsite at 4am, grueling slog up to Gars-bheinn summit for 6:30 and amazing views as the sun rose. Sgurr nan Eag at 7:30. Lost some time working our way over the scree slopes on the South side of Sgurr Dubh Mor, summit 9am. Much easier to go on the other side after Sgurr Dubh an Da Bheinn and come back the same way. Bit of confusion at the TD gap where we met a bunch of lads from York who thought they were on it, scrambled past to find the abseil into the gap off fixed slings. 10:45am. Climb back up pretty tricky in hiking boots and rucksack. Very smooth and polished and only had a limited rack. Managed to get up by way of a half body jam. Very relieved double arm jam at the first break after the crux. Recommend climbing boots. Summited the spectacular Sgurr Alasdair at 12pm then scrambled up and over Sgurr Thearlaich across house roof slabs. Abseiled into the Bealach Mhic Choinnich to Kings Chimney. Climbed in hiking boots but hauled my bag up before belaying Rebecca this time. Much more enjoyable climbing here. Sgurr Mhic Choinnich at 3pm. Skipped An Stac and then soloed the Inaccessible Pinnacle which was awesome. Abseiled off at about 5:30. Quick bite to eat on Sgurr Dearg. Called it a day after Sgurr na Banachdich at 6:45pm. Didn't fancy a bivvy out on the ridge with no bag. Will come back in September to attempt again and probably miss out the climbing so we can go lighter and quicker. Not bad for our first attempt though. Ascended Coir' an Eich and back to the Glen Brittle road. Luckily managed to catch a lift back to Sligachan Campsite with a really friendly couple from Brazil on tour of UK for their 2 year anniversary
atom - Solo dnf - 09/May/15 with Rebecca Wood

Hidden - 18/Apr/15

malone - 18/Apr/15 with Andrew Appleby

MightyStew - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/15

Amazing. 12.5 hours on the ridge. Plenty of snow in the bealachs which was unfortunate as we were in trainers. First half of the day was complete clag, dodged TD gap climb by going up west ridge of Alasdair, which was hairy. Also dodged King's chimney and skirted round Am Basteir on Sligachan side. This last dodge was probably harder than climbing over the thing as it involved loose scree and hard snow with no winter gear. Rocks make half decent axes. A great day. Only met 2 other people all day.
RKernan - Solo - 08/Apr/15 with Stuart Abraham, Conor Gilmour

stuart90 - 08/Apr/15 with ronan kernan, conor gilmour

plain kitten - 2015

gunnarofhlidarend - AltLd - 2015

Two days out solo. Rope soloed the TD gap and King's chimney. Soloed inn pinn and Basteir Tooth (Mod way). Bivvied on summit of Banachdich.
Neil D - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/14

Two full on wet windy days but 18hrs to complete so ok for conditions
SteveJB - 22/Sep/14

Over 2 * 12hr days days and reached Buach na Frithe. Camped in Glen Brittle and descended/ re ascended (brutal) to Sgurr Dearg. Grig led the climbing on Day 1 but his knee packed in so Day 2 was Doug/me with me leading. Have the route finding sussed now. Plan to go and get Baster tooth as a single day then come back for the single day traverse.
mchardski - AltLd dnf - 20/Sep/14 with Grig & Doug

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/14

tskelhon - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14 with Charlotte

clmacdonald - AltLd - 15/Sep/14 with tskelhon

Pero - Lead - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - 12/Sep/14

Hidden - 12/Sep/14

1 day.. skipped in-pin and bastier tooth. Long day! Amazing ridge.
anthonydouglas - 10/Sep/14 with Craig Letham

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/14

First time in the Cuillins, great two days with bivy before Banachdich. Ended up bailing out to glen brittle from An Dorus as going too slow on second day. Pitched td gap (bit of an epic) and kings chimney, short roped on the In pin to ease partners nerves. I will be back.
seanhendo123 - Solo dnf - 08/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Sep/14

MonkeyDawson - Sep/14

The Big Sender - Sent - 27/Aug/14

Hitched into Glen Brittle the previous night and stashed the kit for collecting later. Up at 0340, on the summit of Gars-Bheinn at 0624. Went well til we hit the stretch after the In-Pin in the full sun then it became a bit of a motivational struggle. Got gloriously lost on the bit around Bidien as we'd managed not to bring a page in the guide, but figured it out eventually. 12h24 in total, taking in Sgurr Alasdair and Sgurr Dubh Mor.
JamieSparkes - 27/Aug/14 with alex toomey, Tom Eadington

Hidden - 27/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14

awesome day
alex toomey - 27/Aug/14 with Tom E, jamie Sparkes

Bry - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/14 with Chris Hind

6am to 8pm carpark to hotel, came down before Am Bastier to check in (tired legs!!) If doing again, would take a boat to Coriusk.
jonnie3430 - 25/Aug/14 with Carol

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/14

Excellent long day out.
lukehunt - 24/Aug/14 with Vikky

Set off 3:30am from Brittle and arrived at first submit about 6am but with bitterly cold wind. Soon warmed up as sun rose. But got wetter and cloudier as day went on. We had a bit of navigation issue in cloud and slow due to wet slippery rock. Decided to bail out at Bealach no Glaic Moire due to mental and physical exhaustion! Back at car about 16hours in.
Greg Pittam - 19/Aug/14 with Kai

Hidden - Solo dnf - 31/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/14

Did the ridge in perfect weather, not too hot or cool, clouds up high above summits. Went up to Gars-bheinn on Thursday 24th July to retrieve bivvi gear from dry stone bivvi circle just north-west of Gars-bheinn, packed bivvi gear into rucksack, spread spare t-shirt out in sun to dry for a few minutes to dry it before taking it back down to Glen Brittle campsite, then walked off down, forgetting it. Doh! If anyone finds my beloved black t-shirt at this bivvi with New Zealand embroidered on it, could they bring it down and tell me, please? Reward available!!
Nik1296 - 22/Jul/14

Incredible. Didn't take a rope, down climbing the abseils was the hardest climbing en route! Much more sustained than expected with route finding time consuming in the mist
alooker - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - 01/Jul/14

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Ric Hines

Rickrick - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jun/14

Weather window looked good for Saturday, so with a 1.30 am arrival at the campsite, we decided a bivvy approach would be the best bet. Soon realised after the long and steep walk in from Glenbrittle, it was not to be!! Got as far as TD gap, but the bailed due to fading light and cloud rolling in. Even so had a great time being the only ones on the ridge..
herrettscott - 28/Jun/14 with Emily Taylor

SarahA - AltLd - 16/Jun/14

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Simon Smith

Hidden - 16/Jun/14

Father's Day present!
Andy Moles - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/14 with Dad

4.20am from Glen brittle,skipped the satallite munro did Collies ledge and bypassed the tooth. just under 13 hours on the ridge. 10.20pm finish at the pub! Had a tent pitched at both ends.
emlynroberts - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with Adam Charlton

Left Glen Brittle at 0230 on top of Sgurr nan Eag at 0500. Left Gars Bhienn out as weather was due to crap out at 4. Reached Summit of Gillean 11 hours later. Couple of cheats in collies instead of Kings but did go to MhicCoinnich summit. Also detoured up easy slabs to base of In Pinn rather than An Stac. Pete lead TD gap which was more like HS than VD and I lead Naismiths which is very easy but in a wild position. Limped into Sligachan just as the heavens opened. Up there as one of my best days in the mountains. Amazing day out!
Dave Douglas - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/14 with Pete Clarkson

Truly awesome day - 16hrs from GlenBrittle to Sligachan. Loved it (apart from the descent off Gillean on legs that had run out of gas). Had planned to bypass Bidean Druim na Ramh but Dave convinced me otherwise. Glad I listened to him as that part is superb
peter.clarkson1 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/14 with dave douglas

First half on Wednesday, second half on Friday.
RyanOsborne - 04/Jun/14

Fantastic day perfect conditions travelled light 13.5hours peak to peak. Bypassed TD, King C and Naismiths did all the 11 Munroes Total time 19hrs from Glen Brittle to Sligachan for last orders, the best pint of my life.
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with tom wood, Louis

Party of 3 in a day so did the 11 Munroes without the tech bits - 18 hours and managed The Slig for last orders
Louis Hume - Solo - 31/May/14 with Hair Bear, Jenny

Hidden - 30/May/14

Hidden - 30/May/14

Hidden - 30/May/14

Done over 2 days (with a cold, sleepless overnight bivvy) great weather, amazing views, In Pin felt scarier than it should have done, in big boots and with a heavy pack! around 18hrs not inc walk in/out and detour for water stop.
Michael-H - 30/May/14 with rockpool

18 hrs start to finish , not including walk in/out the weather was kind and cooler than my first attempt , some low cloud at the start of the ridge wit fantastic weather and views on the saturday . met two other teams on the ridge all going strong . next time its the ferry from elgol to start point :-)))
rockpool - AltLd - 30/May/14 with michael h

ewan i - 25/May/14 with fraser dickey

Hidden - Solo dnf - 25/May/14

Cloud above 600m which didn't clear to 2pm, missed out TD gap, Kings chimney & Bashir tooth but did the Inn pin, all the ridge apart from Gillean at the end due to time & loosing the light. About 18hrs start to finish, hitched a lift for the last couple miles back to Glenbrittle.
pftom - 24/May/14 with Josh Casey

craig h - 20/May/14 with Chris Japp, Ewan Gordon

Very very lucky. Two days 12 hours and 15 hours
bantamdave - 19/May/14 with Young Joe, Simon, Gary

Over 2 days. Bivvied on Sgurr Dearg. Perfect weather
joesmith - 19/May/14 with Simon Holden, Dave Price, Gary

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - 19/May/14

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/May/14

Frinking unbelievable. Everything about this route is just stunning. Loved very moment. Did it South to North, Bivvying out under the Inn Pinn. 3 hours sleep in a layby before the first day added to a sense of otherworldliness. Finished strongly and were down in Sligachan early evening on day two. Nailed all the classic climbing bits like TD gap and naithsmiths route.
Michael Haywood - Lead - 02/May/14 with Damon Rodwell, George Miligan

Interesting day. very cloudy and wet in the morning. then it cleared up at 10am just before the TD gap. we then made good progress. before it sweeping back in soaking us and reducing visability to about 10-15m by 4pm. got to the basteir tooth and decided that climbing an unknown route in howling winds and rain with 5nuts was not a good idea. so bailed from there. gutting as we were on track for doing it sub 10h then getting caught by the weather so close to the end! Next time!
samrad - 23/Apr/14 with farmus21

farmus21 - 23/Apr/14 with Sam Radcliffe

doughobbs - 19/Apr/14 with Antoinette Wintin

Hidden - 2014

westong - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Solo dnf - 13/Oct/13

Bailed off Bruach na Frithe due to lack of daylight, 12h15m up to there. Slowed down by 1hr of rain/sleet just after King's Chimney, then another 1/2hr rain around Three Teeth. Ambitious anyway with only 12h30m of daylight hours. Really happy with the effort considering poor weather/daylight hours. Need to finish off last section of Am Bhasteir and Sgurr nan Gillean now!
Martin Davies - 13/Sep/13 with Mike Elkin

Did it over two days - 0745 to 1830; 0800 to 1830. Biv near Ghreadaidh. Soloed all the route apart from TD gap which seconded (Mike led). Mike and Janis moved together over An Stac, Inn Pin and other tricky sections. Four abseils - TD Gap, Inn Pin and two on Bidein Druim Nan Ramh. Saw only two parties on ridge. Had TD Gap, Inn Pin, and An Stac to ourselves. Didn't see anybody on day two until near Bhaister Tooth. Beaut trip.
markusj - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Mike Lates, Janis Russell

Adamski1986 - Solo - 25/Aug/13 with Stewart Webb, John Walker

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - 21/Jul/13

As part of Jamie and Andy's Munros challenge. Scorchio! Walked in on the Friday, did the first section and bivied before the TD Gap. Did the rest the next day carrying water and bivi gear, I led TD Gap and Naismith's, we skipped King's Chimney. Be aware, the spring just after Bruach na Frýthe is only a trickle just now. We spoke to some guys who collected water below the valley that you drop into after the three tops of Mhadaidh, might be a better bet. Amazing, amazing experience.
Brendan - 20/Jul/13 with Jamie and Andy

Uisdean hawthorn - 13/Jul/13

Two-day traverse of the main ridge, including all the climbs, with a planned bivi. We pitched the TD Gap and Naismith's Route, moved together on An Stac and the Inaccessible Pinnacle, and abseiled in four places; other than that the rope stayed in the bag. The bivi was beautiful, we woke to a cloud inversion which stayed with us for much of the second morning. Given the excellent weather I'm glad we got to experience that. I understand the sense in trying it as a one-day push, but I think we'd have had less fun.
Tom Stoddart - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with Iain Leverett

Backed off due to heat.
bengillies - Solo dnf - 10/Jul/13 with Owen John

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/13

joermann - Lead - 08/Jul/13

One of the most magnificent places ever. Very hard work and dehydrating. A must must do for any climber, or mountain runner.
Matt Marsh - 07/Jul/13 with Mark Pearce, Joe Mann

tom.e - 26/Jun/13 with Charlie Everett

Incredible day out, very lucky with the Skye weather, the only dry day all week. Left Glenbrittle at 4am and made it to the pub! Including all the best bits of the route.
Hexman - AltLd - 17/Jun/13

TGreen - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Martin G

left van parked near mountain rescue hut at 5:30am went quick and after hitching a lift back from the pub got back to the van before 5:30pm. very lucky hitching, first car.
ian storey - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/13

Unforgettable day. 11.5hrs peak to peak. moved together on inn pinn, collie's ledge was a highlight. We had trouble at Am Bastair.. went for the thrutchy overhang thingy-ma-jig after much deliberation. Naismiths on the tooth was spectacular.
JonmapDL - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Ally Rocke

Unforgettable. 11.5 hours peak to peak. Problems arose at the first of the three wee peaks of Mhadaidh, coming off An Caisteal, and finding the safest way to the true summit of Am Basteir. Would love to repeat and beat this time. Took 3.5L water, certainly wouldn't take less next time. Water available in Ghrunnda, saves you humphing it up there early in the morning.
allyrocke - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Jonathon de Leyser

One day attempt, had to miss out the last two summits due to exhaustion on my part. 22hrs car to car, hardest day of my life!
Mr. K - AltLd dnf - 06/Jun/13 with Masa Sakano

westaway - 05/Jun/13 with alex, tom, ned and imelda

Hidden - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - Jun/13

Left the car at5am 11.5hrs for the ridge 17hrs round trip.
frost - 30/May/13 with Dom, Adam, N Griffiths

Superb weather. 17hrs Glen Brittle to Sligachan, non-stop day. 11.5hrs on the ridge. Tremendous.
NeilGriffiths - 30/May/13 with Dom, Simon Frost, Adam

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/13 with Mike

So after a false start in 2006 and thankfully so as I would have been deeply unprepared for the task of doing it in one day. After the initial slog up to the summit of Gars Bheinn, the ridge began in earnest. fast moving with no stops save for throwing water down my neck and ramming in naked fruit bars and bites of a chorizo sausage. We had a small miscommunication which lost Dom for 15 mins only to discover him on the summit of Sgurr Dubh Na Da Bheinn. A small wait at the TD gap for a party doing it over several days, and a sprint onwards. We lost DOm to fatigue at the Inn Pin but then no need to collect the car teh next day. There was no wait at teh Inn Pin which was amazing. and then the gfrind began. I hit the wall just past Shurrna Banachdich, water and food only gave brief rest bites form needing to dig deep and push through despite exhaustion and overwhelming heat from the afternoon sun!! The technical difficulties of the Bidein Druim nan Ramh were relentless neverending series of climbs and descets many abseiled were doen climbed to speed it all up but some were necessary. Bruach na frithe was a welcom sight and we knew it was in the bag. Up Naismiths route to Am Bastier summit and then onward to Sgurr nan Gillean. which took an age to summitdue to numerous rests and the onset of passing out, water and sugar being deeply lackign ta teh this juncture. A quick hand shake with the lads smiles a summit pic inthe usual selfportratit method and it was evry man fo rhim self to the pub. I arrived 30 mins later than simon having descended in 2hrs 15mins as fast as my now tremmbling and knee shatered legs coudl go. What an expedition. 17hrs 15mins from carpark to pub and almost exactly 12hrs ont he ridge itsself give or take 5 mins. there are no real superlatives that can describe this route. A must for all climbers, walkers and mountaineers, hard men or aspiring ones alike, no matter how easy or hard you climb. The best of what is British mountain adventure.
A Crook - Solo O/S - 30/May/13 with Simon Frost, Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths

Fantastic. Left the campsite at 2am, back to the road at 9.20pm - 14h20m on the ridge. Missed out TD gap and Bhasteir tooth.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 30/May/13 with Chiz

Hidden - 30/May/13

cpforbes - AltLd RP - 30/May/13

Gars-Bheinn to Banachdich then bailed out into Glenbrittle as bad weather got the better of us. Bypassed TD gap (queues), pitched Kings Chimney and moved together up An Stac and the Inn Pin.
d80f0u - AltLd dnf - 26/May/13 with Al, Thin, Dave

8hrs for the ridge, perfect day!
Dougbart - Solo O/S - 26/May/13

Got to Sgurr Banadich by 3pm then weather came in so bailed. Weer a tad too slow as a 4. if just me& Ruthers i reckon we would have done it if weather had not come in. Ruthers lead the climbing.
mchardski - 2nd dnf - 20/May/13 with Ruthers + his 2 mates

punj - Solo - 17/May/13

will_lake - AltLd dnf - 01/May/13 with Richard Lake

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

bclifton - Lead - 2013

TheAndyBarker - 2013

DrBob - 2013

Pohil - Solo - 04/Oct/12

skirton - 23/Sep/12 with Donald Slater

22-23 Sept. Bivvy at bealach before Banachdich having stashed stuff there on Friday, picked up on Monday. Included TD gap, King's Chimney, but missed Bidean Druim nam Ramh and the Bastier Tooth.
fall-line - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with Sarah Kirton

A truly grueling, but excellent experience including our first 'emergency' bivouac. We tagged all summits but the bastier tooth, and climbed all but the Kings Chimney (wet). Total time on rige 19hr 32min including about 4 hrs of nighttime navigation faff.
cbeard - 11/Sep/12 with Chris Stafford

Traversed all munros and subsidiary tops on the main ridge except the Basteir tooth. Omitted Kings Chimney due to rain. Less than ideal conditions meant that an unplanned bivi was had and the ridge completed the next morning.
stafford101 - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Charlie

musgravet - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Olly P

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Aug/12

Ground to a halt at Sgurr a Mhadaidh second top due to route weather closing in and finding problems.
Ste Ridd - AltLd dnf - 20/Jul/12 with Jason, M.Sadler

jason - AltLd - 20/Jul/12 with moose ridd, manmike

Julian Prieto - 12/Jul/12 with Andrew Turner, Alan Turner, Ian Clifford

With a bivi. Led wet TD gap and Naismiths. Skipped King's Chimney.
Bristoldave - 01/Jul/12 with clay

Started in the rain which slowed us down, but meant we had plenty of water. Weather improved throughout the day. 11.5 hours on ridge first day with a bivvy just before An Caisteal, 3 hours on ridge second day.
Clay C - 01/Jul/12 with Dave

12 and 13 July. Brilliant route and not as difficult as I expected. Left Glenbrittle at 6am, Sgurr Nan Eag at 9, didn't bother with Gars Bheinn. Lead TD gap, seconded King's Chimney, soloed Inn Pinn. Arrived at pre stashed bivvy at An Dorus 7pm. Beautiful sunset. Left at 9am. Missed Bhastier Tooth and Naismith's and opted for East Ridge of Am Bastier. Summit of Gillean at 4, Sligachan by 6:30. Next time Gars Bheinn and Naismith's!
cliffy - Jul/12 with Alan Turner, Andrew Turner, Julian Prieto

Sarah Welsh - Solo - 19/Jun/12 with Kev Colclough, Steve Woollard

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jun/12

One long hard day!
Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/12 with Alec Smith

Big Day Out!
APRS - Lead - 07/Jun/12 with Dafydd Llwelyn

An amazing day - 13.58hrs ban gheinn to scurr ban sgillean. All munros ticked including outlyers - kings chimney and naismiths route left out. Started 5:05am glen brittle campsite and walked back immediately after the travers, sleeping on my feet as I walked. Arrived back at 4:20am with the sorest knees I have ever had. What an awseome route and day. Cheers to Alex from Lakes and 4 strong female party from Sheffield for their company.
shoulders - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with dai

djking1983 - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Joe Doherty, Steve Knaggs

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Darwie Sutton, Steve Knaggs, Dave King

Two day traverse. Set off from Glen Brittle Campsite at 4:00pm. (03-06-12) Reached Gars-bheinn at 7:00pm via Sgurr nan Eag. By-passed Sgurr Dubh Mor & Sgurr Dubh na da Bheinn. TD Gap approx. 9:00pm. (I lead) Sgurr Alasdair approx. 9:50pm. Bivi (just below Alasdair) 10:00pm. Set off from Bivi 5:10am (04-06-12). Visited: Sgurr Thearlaich; Sgurr Mhic Choinnich; King's Chimney (I lead); An Stac; Inn Pin (moved together, me in front); Sgurr na Banachdich; Sgurr a'Ghreadaidh; An Dorus; etc, etc. We by-passed An Caisteal and took-in Am Bhaster via Naithsmith's (I lead). Darren led up a chimney to where the Gendarme was and I led the traverse across to solid ground before reaching Sgurr nan Gillian summit 6:45pm. Reached Sligachan Hotel at 9:13pm just in the nick of time for last food orders. Many thanks to Dave and Clair for the lift back to Glen Brittle and the other teams on the ridge who's company we enjoyed from time to time.
JLS - Lead RP - 04/Jun/12 with Darren D.

jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Jason Greaves

dwisniewski - 2nd β - 04/Jun/12 with John Sharples

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jun/12

1 day ascent. 22 hours on the go. Taxi back to camp site. Awesome!
Cat Hendrie - 03/Jun/12

3/4 June
cas smerdon - Solo - 03/Jun/12 with Mark S

Completed Traverse
bigdunk - 03/Jun/12 with Seer Green mountaineering club

1st/2nd June. Third time, previously 1965/75. Was not sure knees were still up to it so left tent etc in Coire Lagan for overnight stop and travelled very light. Included all traditional climbing goodies and Sgurr Dubh Mor. Brilliant.
John Nuttall - Solo - 02/Jun/12

Andy Moles - Sent - 01/Jun/12 with Greg Cain

Monstrous, one of my favourite days on rock. 12 hours for the ridge, 17 hours in total. Personal favourite bits: An Stac (definitely worth including); the In Pin; and the tops of Mhadaidh (superb scrambling on the second top). Fine lead of Naismith's Route by Matthew at the end of a long day, and good to meet Rob about 2/3 of the way along. Some debate about an alpine grade - felt like a big AD to me.
JGW - Jun/12 with Rob Gates, Matt Tilley

mikelaing - Lead - Jun/12 with Trevor Rowan, Rob Beattie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/12

Tightsgirl - Lead - 29/May/12 with Ali Rose

Sam Warby - 26/May/12

Hidden - 26/May/12

left glen brittle at 8pm ..2 hrs to gars bheinn kept going till midnight using headtorch and bivi,d atop sgurr nan eag, set off 1st light , lost time at td gap and sgurr Alasdair, bypassed inpin due to queue,topped all peaks till sgurr na bhairnich, ran out of water , 29 degrees no breeze, descended to fairy pools suffering from heat exhaustion, so near yet so far, but a fantastic adventure.. will try again , but with a supply stash in place halfway . any one trying the ridge with no prior knowledge would be advised to recce the difficult sections indicated in the smc skye scrambles/cuillen guides
rockpool - Solo dnf - 26/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

Hidden - 24/May/12

wow, and ouch. what a day.
radioshed - 21/May/12 with dave s

David Stevens - AltLd - 21/May/12 with Matt Craig

16 hours 12 mins from Gars Bheinn to Sgurr nan Gillean. Led Jon chundered on the TD Gap. Led TD Gap and King's Chimney. An Stac was phenomenal. Inn Pinn was a high point. Lots of deathy scrambling. Campsite at 1.45am.
Cardi - 20/May/12 with Jon W

Brilliant. First 3 summits, bivy at 11pm and then one good day in the mist. very light on gear
arose - 20/May/12 with Hannah Francis

Tim Rodgers - Solo - 05/May/12 with Mike Lea

9 1/4 hrs top to top, only 1/2 hour quicker than previous traverse and I didn't have a rope or a cold this time around. Must be getting old, it was very warm though.
Captain Solo - Solo rpt - 03/May/12

Hidden - 29/Apr/12

Fantastic traverse in fantastic sunshine on day one. Finished 'Gillean' west ridge up and down in a snow flurry day two. Missed TD gap and Bastier Tooth but did Kings Chimney and Inn Pin. Phyisically very demanding! I was knackered!Thanks to Matt of Skye Guides for getting me round! Toughest thing I have done - relentless but fantastic!
Peeley.b - 29/Apr/12 with Matt

Made it as far as Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh before deciding to call it a day. Should have set off earlier, placed water and not let Cat eat all the emergency Jelly Babies on the walk in!
Jon Pilling - Lead dnf - 30/Mar/12 with Dan Wallis

Hidden - Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

TheAndyBarker - 2012

butteredfrog - 2012

alan moore - 2012

chapmand - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tim_Gomersall - Solo - 2012 with Sam,Jack

DGY - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Andrew_ing - 24/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Aug/11

what a day!! pitched TD gap and kings chimney, simu-climbed the Inn Pin. few scary down climbs so abbed most of the descents from the Inn pin onwards. route finding error meant we missed An dorus completely (ended up down in the corrie!) mentally knackered and bailed at Brun am Freithe (sp?). 12hrs peak to peak. oh well... cant wait to give it another crack!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd dnf - 30/Jul/11 with Warren

adw07 - AltLd dnf - 30/Jul/11 with Neil Mackenzie

nia - 24/Jul/11 with harry

Abseiled into and lead TD Gap, abseiled from the 'Belly Ledge' bypassed other sections usually roped as running short on time. Perfect weather, great day out. Bex did really well on her 4th ever scramble!
isi_o - Solo - 22/Jul/11 with Bex Hancock

gutted. was going for the pure solo on-sight. fell at the last hurdle on ambastier due to time. missed td gap and kings chimney (both damp). soloed in pin (up and down). lost a lot of time on bidean. next time for sure!
mulletcocktail2000 - Solo dnf - 22/Jul/11

Hidden - 22/Jul/11

wilkie14c - 07/Jul/11 with Dave Clarke

Solo from the Inn Pin to Sgurr nan Gillean, with a few route finding problems to say the least.....still made it though, got to SnG at 20:55, hardest thing I have done, great experience.
Pete23 - Lead - Jul/11

oren02 - Jul/11

peter.ravenscroft27 - Jul/11

Realised we wouldn't have enough time to complete the ridge and didn't want to be on the ridge that night with the forecast. Bailed off just after Sgurr na Banachdich
Jay C - AltLd dnf - 12/Jun/11 with Sam W

samwillo - AltLd dnf - 12/Jun/11 with Jay

Blew it at mhadaidh... oh well have to go back then
peteJ23 - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/11 with Graham Joyce

bigdunk - Jun/11 with Seer Green mountaineering club

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/11

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with mik

12.5 hours from GB to SNG. Planned bivi at Bealach na Glaic Moire found a trickle of water a few hundred metres down the Coruisk side to top up water for day 2. A long walk down to Glen Brittle campsite. Fab 2 days weather was perfect.
mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - 01/May/11

Amazing day. 12 hours from TD Gap bivi, with initial section the previous evening. Probably one of the more serious days out that you can have on the British hills, on account of it being so exposed and in-your-face for just so long and with huge death fall potential awaiting a stumble pretty much at all points of the ridge. Billy led TD gap at 6am, we pitched Inn-Pin and soloed Basteir Tooth (this section was the most confusing on the ridge.) Wall-to-wall sunshine, cooling breeze. 1500 miles round trip from Cornwall over a long weekend. Brilliant stuff, fantastic five star route and a day that will live long in the memory. Cheers Bill.
Tom Last - 30/Apr/11 with Billy

Hidden - 30/Apr/11

9hrs 4 and a half minutes.
chapmand - Solo - 30/Apr/11 with Matt Balmer

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11

Darrell Read - AltLd dnf - 26/Apr/11 with Jon Rogerson, Dan Staff, Oliver Mentz

Great day, nice weather and great route!
Ross Barnes - 22/Apr/11 with suzie, Dougal

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

13 hours + bivi.
knicos - 09/Apr/11 with James Chesmer

tomjagger - Lead O/S - Apr/11

first visit to Skye what a place! tried the traverse not sure how far i would get so took everything, managed Glen Brittle to Gars-B onto Inn Pinn. sore feet long day. how do they do it in under 4hrs.
Curly Rich - Solo - Apr/11

james chesmer - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with Nick Pope

JamesM - 2011

pasbury - 2011

The Wriggler - 2011

jon59 - 2011

jon59 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Joolz - 2011

Bob - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Paul Boggis - Solo - 2011

Hidden - 2011

timmsy - 2011 with Garry Williamson

Hidden - 2011

rurp - Lead - 2011

pasbury - 2011

AdamDawson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jon59 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

First time on Skye, and first attempt on the ridge. One day push, so near but not quite... 18hrs car to car, made it to bastier before the clouds dropped on us and the light faded, didn't fancy an unplanned bivi so bailed off the north ridge before the tooth.... BIG day out. amazing.
twoplates - 27/Sep/10 with dave sharpe
hwackerhage - 25/Sep/10 with Adam Henly

Hidden - 05/Sep/10

Traverse undertaken without recce or previous knowledge of the route - 3 leaders and 3 novices. Planned bivvy at Bealach Coire na Banachdich and unplanned bivvy at Bealach Harta. 3 great days on the ridge with (luckily) 3 days of good weather.
mikelaing - Lead - Sep/10 with Dan Priddy, Al Wedge, Mike Jarmain, Paul Kelsall, Sally Wrigley

Only did Gars Bheinn to Inn Pinn. Weather & time didn't permit much more, and trip was only a recce for a future traverse. Will be back!
malumb - Sep/10

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/10

15th gars bheinn to an stac. Bivvied for night. Woke to rain and retreated down scree. 17th in pinn to sgurr a'mhadaidh. Difficult descent to fairy pools. 19th mhadaidh to am basteir. Descent in dark to reach sligachen at 2am. Did pinnacle ridge in May so traverse completed but must return to do as coninuous route if I can get 2 consecutive days of good weather.
cas smerdon - 15/Aug/10 with Mark S

tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Josh Plant

Hidden - 31/Jul/10

Started at from a bivi on the top of Sgurr nan Eag. Climbed all the munros, the TD gap and most of the pinnicles before bailing just after the spiky corbet before the third last munro. In retrospect we should have taken a route description and more water! A long day out not to be underestimated!
Smelly Fox - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/10 with Andy MacPherson, Gus MacPherson

Attempted a single-day light-weight approach. Got caught by darkness just short of Bhasteir Tooth. Were not equipped for the temperature drop (was generally quite cold and windy) and aborted.
johannes - AltLd dnf - 19/Jun/10

9 hours peak to peak. One of the hardest things I've ever done, but immensly rewarding.
mikemartin - Solo - 18/Jun/10

Set off from Glen Brittle at 3 in the morning. Summit of GB for 5:20. Summit to summit in 12 hours and 20 mins. Led TD Gap, King's Chimney, Naismith's Route and soloed everything else. Visited all 11 munros. A grand day out.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Matt Ringrose

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Jun/10

matt_ringrose - 08/Jun/10 with Will Hunt

No ropes forgotten how long it took
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/10 with Ralph

bigdunk - 04/Jun/10 with Paul Mayo, Alex Lyndsay-Clarke, Peter Wright

GB - SG 14h50min. First attempt and first time on the ridge. TD gap (amazing, dew-wet approach scary); King's Chimney (fantastic); In Pinn (moved together, superb); after a weary lull around Greadaidh, 4 tops of Mhdad and 3 tops of Bid went well; Naismiths (Exposed and utterly fantastic knowing the end was in reach); Bhastier boulder problem to summit (desperate, required combined tactics!); tourist route off Gillean proved quite tricky at end of day. Back to Slig in time for a pint! Loved it. Camped near start of ridge and I got the job of fetching the tent the next day. Unforgettable.
jimorothy - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Rachel Crolla

Liam Martin - Solo dnf - 31/May/10 with Gary Brumwell

gazb - Solo - 31/May/10 with Liam Martin

Mark Dancey - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

Kayan - 25/May/10

13.5 hours summit to summit. Tricky route finding.
danJBA - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with James Hoar

stewart roberts - 09/May/10

Left Glenbrittle at 2am, Gars Bheinn at 5:15, skipped the TD gap by West Ridge of Sgurr Alasdair as it started raining, had some trouble getting off Surr Thearlaich. Just after King Chimney, after only 3h30 on the ridge, I managed to badly roll my ankle and was fearing it might be broken, so descended the An Stac scree slopes and back to Glenbrittle. I'll be back for the Inn Pinn!
Alexandre Buisse - Solo dnf - 09/May/10

See Hill Walking description in Diary. Managed, over two days, bivvying at Bealach na Glaic More, to do N-S from Sligachan Hotel (Sgurr nan Gillean) to An Stac by the Inn Pin, before exiting on the false stone shoot (not advisable - ends in a fairly easy down-climb at the end of a convex slope, but with rock fall imminent all around). Smashing two days in great weather (apart from a little smirry rain / poor vis on Sunday am)
climbingrev - Solo dnf - 08/May/10 with Alistair, Tim Pettifer, Josh Jones, Tim Angell

Pete23 - 2nd dnf - May/10

mr rob - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Jordan, ferg

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

sgl0jd - 2010

Hidden - Solo dnf - Aug/09

11hrs 41mins end to end, bit of an off route epic on Nais Smiths cost us about 2hrs!
Smith42 - 25/Jul/09 with Mike

Second go at this, this time in 15 hours in misty,damp, wet conditions until the In Pinn. Second half went really well apart from going of the ridge at Ban
steven - AltLd - 10/Jul/09 with Rob Hunt

MaxR - 09/Jul/09 with Toby

Really good day out, 10:10 Glenbrittle - Sligachan, 6:53 Gahrs Bein - Gillean! It'll be the record next, Es Tres, watchout!!
vvanhinsbergh - Solo - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 10/Jun/09

A much colder day than last year - more pleasant. 12:45 pp this time due to larger group and more roping up. Fiona returned to the campsite after the inn pinn.
CalumC - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/09 with Fergus, Ferdia, Fran (Fiona)

seconded TD gap, the chimney & naismith's route
ferdia - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Manfran, Fiona, Fergus, Calum

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09

14hours 12minutes GB to gillian, lead td gap, seconded kings chimney, soloed inn pin, lead second pitch of naismiths. water stashed at an dorus. bivy at corrie grunda night before
tomhull - AltLd - 01/Jun/09 with martyn stott

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/09

Four of us biveyed on Sgurr a Choire (Peter Templer joined us but had to bailout before the TD gap due to knee problems) before setting off for Gars-bheinn witch we reached at 04:00. Paul lead the TD gap this was the only pitched climbing as we took Collie's Ledge becouse of queus on King's Chimney. We spent an hour plus looking for Naismith's Route trying a few lines before giving up and pushing on. We reached Gillean at 21:00, I reached the Sligachan in about 2 1/2 hours.
Paul-Michael - 01/Jun/09 with Richard Andrews, Paul Nurse

12 hours 45 min peak-peak
Fergus Cuthill - Jun/09 with CalumC, Ferdia Fran

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/09

Avoided TD Gap and Kings Chimney due to wet rock
oliverk - Solo O/S - 30/May/09 with Michael

Sunny day. About 9h15 peak to peak. Dropped off ridge before Bidean nam Bian to get water. The rest of the ridge flew by, maybe because of the water. Took about 16h35 from start to finish (which is the start). Was glad to get back to tent and sleep.
Lawrence Eccles - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/09

Two days. Skipped the bastier tooth as we were a tired scared trio, will be back at some point....
tomdude - Apr/09 with rob, lawrence

Hidden - AltLd - 2009

Got lost on the second day, and ended up walking down the wrong ridge in mist. I will be back!
tobyk - AltLd dnf - 2009 with Max Rayner

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/08

Tenko - AltLd - Jul/08 with Jim Croft

9.5 hrs summit to summit. Blue sky, no suncream.
decs - 01/Jun/08 with Ian B and Calum

9.5 hrs summit to summit.
burto - 01/Jun/08 with duncan and calum

What a day! 2.5 litres water is a definite minimum on a hot day like this. 9.5 hours pp
CalumC - 01/Jun/08 with Ian Burton, Duncan Steen

Bivied at An Dorus, it rained heavily in the night. We decided to bail out.
Tom Vivian - Lead dnf - Jun/08

never been so thirsty in my life!! we didnt bring nearly enough water, and suffered as a result. Got there in the end though. left glenbrittle at 3.45am, arrived at sligachen at 2.30am on sunday morning.
AndyL - 31/May/08 with dad

16 hrs Summit - Summit
Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Tanya Savage

Stashed drinks at An Dorus. Camped at Coir a Ghrunnda and walked to Gars Bheinn in morning. GB to Gillean 16 hours. Did TD Gap (Neil led), Collie's Ledge, An Stac (great), Inn Pinn, Basteir Tooth via Lota Corrie. Started the day very bold, got more wimpish by end - sore feet and tired. Approach shoes recommended instead of walking boots, but check condition of soles first!
Tanya Savage - 26/May/08 with Neil Pacey

What a fantastic expedition. Lead TD gap, seconded Kings Chimney, soloed InnPin, lead second pitch of Naismiths route.
perfectlynormalbeast - 25/May/08 with Stuart Fox

Soloed all apart from TD gap. 3 abseils. About 10 hours end to end - V tired and thirsty by the time we reached Sligachen!
Gustav - Solo O/S - 25/May/08 with James H and Tom N

Full day 17 hours. With Inn pin & TD Gap. Brilliant.
beds74 - 25/May/08 with Craig Hartley

Hidden - 24/May/08

Mike Turner - 11/May/08

mjackson - 11/May/08

Graham Westbrook - 10/May/08

Hidden - Solo dnf - May/08

Hidden - Solo dnf - May/08

Bright but breezy; perfect conditions. Bivvied on Alastair.
Jamie B - Lead - May/08 with Jamie Hagemann

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Pigpen - May/08

samking251 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Hidden - Lead - 2008

11 hrs
sgl - 29/Sep/07 with Stevious, Will, Rik

Mr.Billiams - 29/Sep/07 with Sam Steve Rik

Hidden - Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07

Didn't get very far. Poor weather and a very slow second on the climbs.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd dnf - 14/Jul/07 with Rusty, Chris Fawcett

lazyhopkins - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Brendan O'Mahoney, David Thomson

scary, but great fun
default_slipper - Solo - 10/Jun/07 with tom sparkes

Ken Applegate - Jun/07 with Dave Kirby

sparkoclimb - Lead - Jun/07 with Pattinson

richiegarside - Jun/07 with Harry Ellis

Hidden - Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/07

Jonny M - Lead rpt - 28/May/07 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - 2nd - 28/May/07 with Jon Moulding

We only roped up for the TD gap. Took us 2 days with a bivvy half-way (planned). Perfect blue skies for 48 hrs - incredible! done with Caine, Rick, Gareth and Matt. Don't think i'll forget this one and mighty relieved to finish it...
Wilbur - Solo - 26/May/07

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 14/May/07 with Christian Darr

Es Tresidder flew past me on his recording breaking traverse. Great day but was gubbed at the end, 9hrs 40min Gars-beinn to Sgurr nan Gillean
Captain Solo - Solo - 04/May/07

viking - May/07 with wilbur

Pitched TD Gap (Simon Lead), didn't do Bhasteir Tooth (Need to go back for that one!) Took about 11 hours end to end, 15 hours Glenbrittle to Pub!
Chris L Hill - 27/Apr/07 with Dirk Wallis, Simon Pearce

Hidden - 07/Apr/07

Rich Kay - AltLd - Apr/07 with sherp

Hidden - 2007

Done everything barring the TD gap and An Stac top, over the course of several trips. Usually done in North to South direction.
Ann S - 2007 with Various

tumbling wizard - Lead - 2007

innesmac - 2007

Slick - Sep/06

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - Aug/06 with Stepan Ptacek

Peter Metcalfe - 15/Jul/06 with Simon Blyth

Great weather, blue sky. 10h Gars-bheinn to Sgurr nan Gillean, plus 2h each end. All o/s solo inc down/up TD gap, An Stac, KC - tho left out Bhasteir Tooth - dehydrated, knackered and wobbling by then! Amazing day.
bill1 - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Unbelievably hot and sunny. Went through 8L water each in one day. Kept having to descend hundreds of metres for water. Slept under stars near am bastier.
smollett - Jul/06 with Francis blunt

With Mark Toshner. Bailed off early after 2 Munros due to appalling weather.
rickyclimb - AltLd - Jul/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/06

Spade - 10/Jun/06 with Ed Watson

Hidden - 10/Jun/06

Boxy - Solo - 09/Jun/06

Hidden - 06/Jun/06

mandy talbot - AltLd - Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 31/May/06

chicken88 - Solo - May/06 with J.Bennets

chicken88 - Solo O/S - May/06 with J.Bennets

Only got as far as Inn Pinn. Need to quicken up the rock climbing. Camp on the ridge is essential for speed.
steven - Lead - May/06 with Andy Taylor and Rob hunt

Hidden - AltLd dnf - May/06

Chris Sansum - 2006

Neil Adams - 2006 with Ben W and James S
colenn - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/05 with Aidan Ennis

aennis - 07/Jun/05 with Colm Ennis

centurion05 - Jun/05 with Dan Carroll

Hidden - 24/May/05

Took 4 attempts, but well worth the effort. A classic UK route.
craig h - Solo - May/05 with Matt Ford, Jim Mellor

Claire Molloy - May/05 with Andy Birch, Mary Rutherfford

Dave Latimer - AltLd - Jul/04

Bloody Brilliant, can't anymore. A must for all alpineists
JRClay100 - 25/May/04 with D Haigh

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/03

John Pickles - AltLd - 25/Jun/03 with Zac Poulton/Jill Singleton

22.5 hours from Glen Brittle to Sligachan.
Andrew Barker - Jun/03 with John Barker

dannyboy83 - Jun/03

Martin Thompson - Solo - May/03

Single day. 10hours on ridge but did not climb Naisthmiths. Some Snow
arose - Lead - May/03 with Jim Fenn

Done half, monsoon rain at 2am whilst bivi on sgurr alasdair descended great stone shoot.
keith leonard - Lead dnf - 2003 with wife

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/02

2nd attempt after monsoon in 2001, blue sky for 2 days, perfect bivvy, 9 hrs solid sleep just after in pin, set off at 6am after 12 hr drive from london. tired and thirsty at end. skirted td gap to get water on glen brittle side
James W - Sep/02 with john sanday

6-7 June 2002 with overnight bivvy. A truly memorable route that lived up to all the superlatives. Climbed via TD Gap and King's Chimney, but missed out Naismith's Route due to threatening rain and novices in the party. Unfinished business - a good excuse to do it again! Had glorious weather for first day and a half, but finished in rain. Led all the climbing pitches. Got to bivvy site around 10pm after climbing the Inn Pin in a gorgeous lingering twilight. Others left me to put my feet up while they went to collect the stash and I watched the sun hang above the horizon, sipping Talisker from my hip flask. One of my greatest alcoholic experiences! Thanks to Tommo for his usual excellent logistics and motivational leadership.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/02 with HelenG, GavinS, MartinG, James, Tommo

Mickdenali - 2002 with Gail Waller, Bob Macleod

South to north until the Bhastier tooth.
rlrs - AltLd dnf - 2002

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/01

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - May/01

Steve Perry - 2001 with Sue Kenworthy

north to south. started 10am from sligachan and finished around 1am at glen brittle campsite. fantastic day out
brianrunner - Solo - 01/Jul/00 with martina

Little B - 2000 with Jane

Steve Lenartowicz - 2000 with Ewan McA, Dave H, Steve G

Chad123 - 2000

Rog Wilko - Lead - 2000 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Oct/99

IanGilbertJones - 02/Apr/99

K Wall - 1999

mjeffery - 1999

butteredfrog - 1998

SimonN - 19/Jul/97

Tried a winter traverse and failed miserably due to bad weather. Started at the Sgurr nan Gillian end. Bivied just below the same summit on a snow ledge and descended the following morning in a white out. Great trip though! : )
tomkhoward - AltLd dnf - Jan/97 with Rob Watts, Andy Plumb

nickcanute - Solo - 1997

abbeywall - 1996

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 04/Aug/95 with John Sanders

Totally Amazing Day. Perfect weather, what an experience. 12 cans of beer to follow in the campsite.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 21/May/94 with Emmy McCowen, Muir Morton

Richard Weller - AltLd - May/94 with David Gaskell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1994

Hidden - 1993

Done in a day after a few tries
Mickdenali - AltLd - 1993 with Bob Macleod

John Brayshaw - AltLd RP - 05/Jun/92 with Chris

From Glen Brittle to south end - along to Great Stone Chute and back to GB. Too hot!
timreynolds - AltLd - 24/May/92 with Eric Sneyd, Steve Taylor

Over 2 days, divvy by In Pin. Glorious fun!
Tim Sparrow - May/92

Over 2 days, divvy by In Pin. Glorious fun!
Tim Sparrow - May/92

Hidden - 1991

Mickdenali - AltLd - 1990 with Gail Waller, Bob Macleod

Have done almost all of the main ridge (just a couple of small sections to complete) in sections, over many years, have stood on all the summits. Made one attempt at the traverse, bivied on the ridge, fantastic sunset. Woke to Skye rain! abandoned attempt, good decision, rained for the next two days! My favorite mountains.
Fiskavaig - Solo - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1990

Everything but the Tooth in pretty good weather with a bivouac near Sgurr Banadich.
Pete Pozman - AltLd O/S - Jun/89 with Sue Hartley, John Byrne

dale1968 - Solo - Nov/88

Completed the basic ridge (Gars Bheinn to Gillean) in just under 8 hours, whilst attempting the Greater Traverse and failing due to rain & unfitness on my part
petemeads - Lead RP - Jul/88 with Chip Chilton

Soloed In Pin at 5.30am. Jon led Naismiths Baster
Raggar - 27/May/88 with roge, Chris B, Jon B

Gerald Davison - AltLd - May/88 with Dave Wynne Jones

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/87

Nigel Bond - Lead - 24/May/87 with Martin Cash

Neil Henderson - 1986

Tim Bateman - Solo - 16/Jun/85 with Dave Leadbetter

Two sunny days, south to north, bivvy on Sgurr Alasdair, descended before Am Basteir
JulianD - Jul/84 with Will, Jindi, Roma

biggianthead - 25/Apr/84 with G

After an alpine start, a scorching hot day and a midge infested bivi in below Brach na Frithe we made it to the base of Gillean the next day, but both of us were exhausted and we retreated to the road. The closest I have come depite two further and much more experienced attempts.
scree - AltLd dnf - Aug/83 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/83

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/83

Completed 90% of traverse (except easier southern peaks) over 3 days - with poor weather / rest day in middle
paul59 - Solo - 01/Jun/83 with Paul Kirk

Hidden - Lead - Jun/83

16 hours from Glen Britle campsite to Sligachen
Mark Kemball - 28/May/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

Steve Crowe - Solo - 03/Jun/82

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/82

leland stamper - AltLd - May/82 with Mark V

biggianthead - Apr/81 with Bob

Hidden - Jun/80

Got lost just before end - but believe we did it!
arduff - AltLd - May/80 with EUMC pals

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Solo - May/80 with George Diprose

A stunning day. Bivvied on Garsbheinn, left at 4, Gillean at 16.15. Should have gone on to do Greater Traverse but too tempted by the sight of the Slig on a hot day!
Iain Thow - Solo - May/80

Long time ago but I remember that we ran most of it and got very low on water. I can't remember carrying a rope.
Falko - Solo - 01/Jul/78 with Bill Briggs

andybirtwistle - AltLd - 30/May/78 with Ed Williams

Hidden - Aug/77

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/77 with Dave Langmead

Did extra munro's. From G Brittle and south to north. Fine to half way then rain. 12 hours
uphillnow - May/76 with Ian Roberts, George Wilson, Al Bennett

Done in a heatwave. 12 hours summit to summit. Had to stop en route for an hour to re-hydrate. OPne of the best days ever.
Derek Ryden - Jul/73 with Colin Morrison

Hidden - 1971

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