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
Chris Hind - 27/Aug/14 with Bry
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14
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
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 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
Hidden - 28/Jun/14
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
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
Hidden - 19/May/14
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
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
IanGilbertJones - 2014
Hidden - 2014
westong - 2014
Rog Wilko - Lead - 2014 with Debbie Wilkinson
Did (tried) as part of the Greater traverse
easers - Solo dnf - 13/Oct/13 with Doug
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
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. 6am - 8:30pm; 5:30am - 2pm.
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, despite the heavy packs.
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
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. polished TD, 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
Hidden - 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
punj - Solo - 17/May/13
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
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 20/Jul/12
Ground to a halt Sgurr Thormaid due to route finding problems.
moose 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
Steve Woollard - Solo - 19/Jun/12 with Sarah Welsh, Kevin Colclough
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
mark stansfield - Solo - 03/Jun/12 with Carole
1 day ascent. 22 hours on the go. Taxi back to camp site. Awesome!
Cat Hendrie - 03/Jun/12
cas smerdon - Solo - 03/Jun/12 with Mark S
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
perfect summer conditions and only one other party on the whole route, magic!
LucyG - Mar/12 with Rich
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 Idol - 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
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
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
Hidden - Solo - Apr/11
james chesmer - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with Nick Pope
JamesM - 2011
pasbury - 2011
parmoeater - 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
Hidden - 25/Jul/09
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
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
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
Graham Westbrook - May/08
samking251 - 2008
Hidden - 2008
TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
brockers - Lead - 2008 with CarlZ
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
Templeton Adams - 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
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
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
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
Hidden - Oct/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
Tarquin - 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
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
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
Did it in 2 halves, having got lost on southern half!
JohnHutch - Lead - Jun/83
16 hours from Glen Britle campsite to Sligachen
Mark Kemball - 28/May/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson
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
David Smith - 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