Greater Traverse*** VD
[Thought it was a grass snake. Turns out it's an adder. Woops., 4 kb]The full Cuillin Ridge Traverse, including Sgurr Beag and Sgurr na h-Uamha, followed by Garbh Bheinn, Clach Glas and Blaven. Start at Glen Brittle as for the Cuillin Traverse and finish at Slapin. Around 20 miles of distance and 4000m of height gain.
Charleson and Forde 1939

Photo: Thought it was a grass snake. Turns out it's an adder. Woops. © Mark Brightwell
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This climb is in 5 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

In perfect condition, no wind, cool and clear all day. Started from Glen Brittle just after 3am, did Gars Bheinn to Gillean in 5h0m24s (including Sgurr Dubh Mhor, TD Gap, King's Chimney, Naismith's route). Tim led out of the TD Gap and up the crux of Naismith's route. Then continued over Sgurr Beag, Sgurr na h-Uamha, Garbh-bheinn, Clach Glas to Bla Bheinn, arriving at Bla Bheinn summit 09:24:42 after leaving Gars Bheinn summit and got down to Loch Slapin 11:50:31 after leaving Glen Brittle. Promptly went and spent 30 on pizza at Cafesia!
Zippy1999 - Solo - 15/Jun/15 with Tim Gomersall

Hidden - Solo dnf - 12/Oct/13

Started from Glen Brittle at 2.05am, got to Gars Bheinn summit at 4.35am. Soloed the main ridge including the TD Gap, King's Chimney and Naismith's Route, got to Sgurr Nan Gillean summit at 1.10pm. Met up with Dad in Glen Sligachan at 3.35pm for the second part. Summit of Blaven at 8.35pm, finished at Slapin at 10.45pm. 20 hours 40 mins, a long and tiring day!
Andrew Barker - 26/May/08

Done over 3 days with 2 bivis in scorching heat.Started from Sligachen up Marsco and despite carrying 4ltrs of water ran out by the top of Blaven.Bivi at Camasunary, round by bad step to the March Burn and up by this to Gars Bhein diverted at TD gap to the spring under Allistair for yet more water! Down climbed all the abseils to avoid having to carry a rope and harness. Lots of stops to soak in the amazing views. An unforgetable experiance!
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - May/02

Done as part of the Sligachan Horseshoe.
petemeads - 08/Jun/89 with Chip Chilton

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