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|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Giles Eperon||07/Sep||Solo O/S||
Awesome long slab climb, which we then linked into the two munroes. Turned into quite the epic 11 hour day due to some descent route-finding issues!
Paddled in from Elgol. Carried the boats up into the Loch and camped at the far end.
Found the start this time but we had trouble navigating off, kind guide saved our bacon. Clag started just below ab and unfortunately didn't lift. 11.5 hour day, cracking group effort.
Matt Bello, Keith CMC, Mike CMC, Andy Lang, Brian Sigma, Jonny Sims, Amy Till, Gary CMC
Top day. Sunny, warm, no wind. Over the ridge via Coire Ghrunda, down to Loch Coirusk, then up the ridge without any gear. Took the bypass path at Sgurr Dubh Beag. Easy scrambling for the whole route. 10 hours Glenbrittle start to finish. Short video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGRRUl2pTDY&feature=youtu.be
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|auld al||31/May/14||Solo O/S|
Round trip from glen brittle. Great day!
Oli Birkill, toolboxtim
Superb day out in perfect weather. Guided by John. Rope used only for the abseil.
Bernard, Bernadette, John Lyall, Nicky, Duncan
Early Bird boat in from Elgol. A fantastic day out in baking hot sunshine.
John and Eve MacKenzie, Mike and Pippa Cocker, Dave Clark
Boat in from Elgol. Started ridge about midday. Rain at start but glorious sunshine afterwards. Moved together to the abseil and found 50 m rope to be enough from the top anchor. The ridge to Sgurr Dubh Mor proved to be trickier than expected... Walked down to Glen Brittle campsite.
Approached from Glen Brittle via Bealach Mhic Choinnich. Superb long day.
Fierce weather, came down after Dubh Beag.
Greg Cain, Ferdia
Greg Cain, Andy
Brilliant easy adventure climbing. Chartered a fast RIB boat in from Elgol early morning, climbed in blazing sunshine, abbed in a downpour, continued to the Munro summit in a blizzard and descended in fog. Down in time for the Bella Jane boat back, with hot choccy on board! Perfect day :)
Perfect day, approach via boat from Elgol, then traversed to Glen Brittle Hut via Sgurr nan Egg
In by canoe the night before and camped at Coruisk, fantastic place to be. Ridge solo in 5.10 shoes just perfect mix of friction and steeper steps. All taken direct, rope didn't get a look in until the abseil. Descent off Dubh Beag to canoe out to the pub. Spantastic next day, what a weekend.
Walked in from Sligachen and did Slabs as start to Ridge Traverse
|Stuart Macfarlane||01/Jun/12||Solo rpt||
Used the rope for the abseil only. Long day (13 hours)having walked in from our tent in Camusunary.
WOW monster day out
Ruth Gordon, Geoff Williams
Bella Jane into Loch Corisk. Moving together. I wore rock shoes.
13 hour epic after a savage night of midge attacks whilst bivying out on the top above the Coruisk hut. Walked out through Coir' a' Ghrunnda and had trouble finding the best route out. Direct start over-rated, but ridge between first top and Sgurr Duhb Mor not rated enough: watch out for some tricky down climbs!
MIke Pottage, Peter Rowell, Barbara Duncan
|65m moderate millington||02/Aug/11||Solo O/S|
|Nic DW||04/Jun/11||Solo O/S|
Most of it was soloed with one pitch on a rope at the start.
|John Brayshaw||26/Apr/11||Solo O/S|
good fun way onto the ridge from Coruisk. Dry weather but hazy for views.
Robert Manby, MDunn
|Clay C||15/Jun/10||Solo O/S|
|Glyn Davidson||01/Jun/10||Solo dnf||
Backed off as bad weather was coming in.
had to retreat due to heavy mist
john Irving, drew yule
|Jonathan Lagoe - UKC||11/Sep/09||Solo rpt||
Fantastic route. Pitched direct start to get onto ridge, with endless slabs all the way to the top. Abseil over-rated, but did make for a great photo. Turned left once we'd reached the main ridge, and followed it for two more peaks before decending into a corrie. Came in by boat, did the ridge, bivi-ed over and then walked out on the hottest day of the year. Killer!
|Ian Archer||30/May/09||Solo O/S||
Skye for the weekend from B'ham. Arrive at Elgol 4.59 am Sat morning - the fast boat to Loch Coruisk. Up the slabs in big boots via the direct start. The friction so great my hands blead. Abseil not as scary as was made out to be, but the ridge only 2/3 done at that point. Hottest day in the year but strong winds kept us cool. Topped out on Sgurr Dubh Mor. Would have carried on to the next Munroe, but far too dehydrated. Excelent views all day.
Karl Stewart, Richard Holland
Traversed to Glen Brittle after starting at midday in Coruisk. Soloed in big boots and pouring rain. Arrogantly took very little gear. Thick cloud from 500m upwards, and down to 300m on Brittle side of ridge. Could barely see the ground from the top of the abseil. Strayed too far left along a tempting terrace up the west ridge of Skurr Dubh Mor and ascended a sketchy chimney to get back to the crest. Relieved to have prior knowledge of route from Sgurr Dubh Mor onwards and eventually drop out of the cloud at the bottom of Coir a Ghrunnda. Felt like quite a serious day.
Great route. Walked in from Gelen Brittle round the end of Gars Bheinn. Considerably more hoar and less visibility for the top 200m than we'd bargained for! The descent through Coire a'Ghrunda in the dark was an experience in itself.
|Will Hunt||30/May/08||Solo O/S||
Pretty cool outing. Ferry to Coruisk then a scramble to Sgurr Alasdair via the TD gap then down to Glen Brittle.
Julie Cooke & Nick Gardiner
What fun! Great views, somewhat vertiginous, and an evil overhanging abseil. Tricky route finding down the other side to Glenbrittle.
Richard Plater, Nick Gardiner
Boat into Carusk, nice for the first part od the day, then it rained and the route turned into a waterfall. Very late when we got to the top, then got benighted decending into Coire Grunda!
Epic, ended at 1am in the car with 4 men in their pants. How all days should end!
Fantastic route, brilliant abseil. Possibly an imaginative start that we named "Sole Survivor"
Solo. bailed off at Sgurr Dubh Beag to go & get the boat!
|victim of mathematics||09/May/06||Solo O/S|
|victim of mathematics||09/May/06||Solo O/S|
John Ferrie, Karen
Continued along main ridge including An Stac but wimped out at Inn Pinn. Totally pristine singing-out-loud 12-hour day from the tent at Coruisk.
Dan Bailey, Clare Wilkie
Day out from Glen Brittle,over Banachdich col, back tracked to avoid abseil and down Ghrundda.
Paul "Curly" Williamson
2nd visit to Skye Overnight bivvy with Paul & Dougal
|Jonathan Lagoe - UKC||?/May/80||Solo||