Follow the obvious ridge around starting from the footpath just East of Steall Falls and heading South and then West around the ridge. Be carefull on Descent as accidents can occur trying to descend ground in the Steall falls area.

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Britain's winter ridges, Scotland's Mountain Ridges by Dan Bailey

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RuthW 23 Mar Solo Surprisingly wintery. Glad I had my axe!
Surprisingly wintery. Glad I had my axe!
TGreen 16 Jan Solo O/S
alastair maclean ?? Solo
nisbetag 25 Nov, 2018 Solo Fantastic walk, some dodgy river & waterfall crossings involved & navigating across boggy moorland - once up top, there is some down climbing involved which felt airy at times, devil's ridge looked epic, albeit very short.
Fantastic walk, some dodgy river & waterfall crossings involved & navigating across boggy moorland - once up top, there is some down climbing involved which felt airy at times, devil's ridge looked epic, albeit very short.
Strider42 24 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S Ropeless. Clockwise. Clear conditions with low wind.
Ropeless. Clockwise. Clear conditions with low wind.
magd3026 31 Mar, 2018 Solo Went clockwise. Brilliant winter conditions. Climbed the start direct through a fairly steep gully
with Phil G
Went clockwise. Brilliant winter conditions. Climbed the start direct through a fairly steep gully
with Phil G
hmetoomey 28 Mar, 2018 Solo
BHuthers 28 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S The first climb up from the car park was brutal indeed, it was superb after that! 9hrs car to car, lots of powder to deal with
The first climb up from the car park was brutal indeed, it was superb after that! 9hrs car to car, lots of powder to deal with
raidiun 26 Mar, 2018 Solo Cloud free all day. Despite this, still got misplaced a few times.
Cloud free all day. Despite this, still got misplaced a few times.
FloWallace 26 Mar, 2018 Solo
with raidiun
with raidiun
davidswannn 20 Mar, 2018 Solo
PPP 18 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S Awesome snow, but very windy. Great route though!
Awesome snow, but very windy. Great route though!
Oliver Smaje 11 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S and Cillian, Ciaran, and Jakub.
with Rob Taylor
and Cillian, Ciaran, and Jakub.
with Rob Taylor
Roberttaylor 11 Mar, 2018 Solo Beautiful day, 6 hours car to car. Fantastic bumslide on the way down, sunshine all day.
Beautiful day, 6 hours car to car. Fantastic bumslide on the way down, sunshine all day.
alastairbegley 24 Feb, 2018 Solo
bc44caesar 24 Feb, 2018 -
gingerbex 24 Feb, 2018 Solo O/S
Kevin Woods 20 Feb, 2018 Solo An Gearanach to Sgurr an Iubhair, then into coire beneath Stob Ban by headtorch
with Mike, Kate Anderson
An Gearanach to Sgurr an Iubhair, then into coire beneath Stob Ban by headtorch
with Mike, Kate Anderson
Smudge03 8 Feb, 2018 - Marginal snow in places, very limited visability
Marginal snow in places, very limited visability
Annaclaire16 7 Jan, 2018 Solo Amazing day of clear skies and great winter conditions. 9hr 20 car to car
with Simon, Finlandia
Amazing day of clear skies and great winter conditions. 9hr 20 car to car
with Simon, Finlandia
Finlandia 7 Jan, 2018 Solo
Ghastlyrabbitfat ??, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
sarahrowlands 11 Dec, 2017 Solo
richardsavill 11 Dec, 2017 Solo big day, Sarah late for work, oops!
big day, Sarah late for work, oops!
carr0t 18 Nov, 2017 -
Hammy-G 18 Nov, 2017 -
Jordan Young ?Nov, 2017 Solo O/S
gurumed 26 Mar, 2017 Solo Stunning weather. Almost no wind.
with Max, colinerees
Stunning weather. Almost no wind.
with Max, colinerees
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 Solo
rocket 25 Mar, 2017 Solo
gwared 25 Mar, 2017 Solo With Shauna and Magnus. Last day out in Scotland (for now), but what a day!
With Shauna and Magnus. Last day out in Scotland (for now), but what a day!
Hidden 13 Mar, 2017 Solo
Mattlloyd10 3 Mar, 2017 - Wow. No wind and glorious day. 8hrs car to car
Wow. No wind and glorious day. 8hrs car to car
JFT 3 Mar, 2017 - Superb weather and mostly great conditions underfoot; fantastic route
with Dave Mc
Superb weather and mostly great conditions underfoot; fantastic route
with Dave Mc
Finn Curry 24 Feb, 2017 Solo
sparkybatteryboy 17 Feb, 2017 - just about winter conditions. mostly cloudy but hell of a day
just about winter conditions. mostly cloudy but hell of a day
JonLongshanks 11 Feb, 2017 Solo Pretty awesome day! Very strong winds on way to first summit but didn't turn back and were rewarded with a cracking day. 10 hours ish
with Joel Harland, Peter Sherwin
Pretty awesome day! Very strong winds on way to first summit but didn't turn back and were rewarded with a cracking day. 10 hours ish
with Joel Harland, Peter Sherwin
Hidden 11 Feb, 2017 Solo O/S
IainMay 10 Feb, 2017 Solo O/S
with Jessica Philip
with Jessica Philip
OMara81 28 Jan, 2017 Solo O/S
Sylvian B 28 Jan, 2017 -
with OMara81, Rob
with OMara81, Rob
Robertgiddy 3 Dec, 2016 Solo
westleas 20 Nov, 2016 Lead rpt Epic day, great weather. We were the only people out - had to break trail.
with Rebecca
Epic day, great weather. We were the only people out - had to break trail.
with Rebecca
Hidden 18 Nov, 2016 Solo
Hidden 18 Nov, 2016 Solo
ashpreston 31 Mar, 2016 Solo
jhobbs 14 Mar, 2016 - Did in anti-clockwise direction. Super day with awesome weather - wall to wall sunshine, glorious views. Mainly soft snow but needed crampons for ascent up first summit and for a short while in descent from the top. Some areas with no snow cover - looks like summer isn't far away!
with Mark Haward
Did in anti-clockwise direction. Super day with awesome weather - wall to wall sunshine, glorious views. Mainly soft snow but needed crampons for ascent up first summit and for a short while in descent from the top. Some areas with no snow cover - looks like summer isn't far away!
with Mark Haward
Nicholas Wylie 6 Mar, 2016 Solo Brilliant day, good neve and brilliant weather until the cloud rolled in in time for the devil's ridge.
with Sarah Hill
Brilliant day, good neve and brilliant weather until the cloud rolled in in time for the devil's ridge.
with Sarah Hill
Hidden 3 Mar, 2016 2nd
How easy 3 Mar, 2016 Solo
MarkyGee 3 Mar, 2016 Solo Fantastic weather to start and great to see the whole route laid out in front of us. Cloud came along later to make it more typically Scottish! Long day made longer by the 1.6 mile walk back to the car in the upper car park from the end!
with Owain, How easy
Fantastic weather to start and great to see the whole route laid out in front of us. Cloud came along later to make it more typically Scottish! Long day made longer by the 1.6 mile walk back to the car in the upper car park from the end!
with Owain, How easy
Alpenglow 27 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S Amazing day - alpine conditions!
Amazing day - alpine conditions!
jasperatus 27 Feb, 2016 Solo
quarryman 26 Feb, 2016 - Long day - don't underestimate difficulty in full winter conditions. Roped at points.
with Richard Oglethorpe, Norman Reece
Long day - don't underestimate difficulty in full winter conditions. Roped at points.
with Richard Oglethorpe, Norman Reece
JonLongshanks 15 Feb, 2016 Solo dnf turned back shortly after first summit, due to painful heel, starting late and difficult snow conditions. absolutely cracking day. no wind and had a proper rest+lunch at the summit of An Gearanach
turned back shortly after first summit, due to painful heel, starting late and difficult snow conditions. absolutely cracking day. no wind and had a proper rest+lunch at the summit of An Gearanach
crustypunkuk ?Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
tommylongfellow 25 Jan, 2016 - Brutal wind and rain with a rapid thaw (making the river hard to cross) but an incredibly fun day, none the less
with Dava
Brutal wind and rain with a rapid thaw (making the river hard to cross) but an incredibly fun day, none the less
with Dava
Marcus McLernon ??, 2016 -
euanmci ??, 2016 -
GregHood 12 Dec, 2015 -
Iain Thow 7 May, 2015 Solo Parts snow free but lots of good snow, axe still essential
Parts snow free but lots of good snow, axe still essential
danny269 30 Apr, 2015 Solo went anti-clockwise; snow from about 550m was generally soft and knee deep (except on/just to the western side of the crests when it became thigh/waist deep in places). 60% sunshine, couple of light snow showers and rest of time was cloudy but still good visibility. Direct descent off An Gearanach was verging on treacherous despite being a (worn) path: should have left my crampons on for a bit longer!
went anti-clockwise; snow from about 550m was generally soft and knee deep (except on/just to the western side of the crests when it became thigh/waist deep in places). 60% sunshine, couple of light snow showers and rest of time was cloudy but still good visibility. Direct descent off An Gearanach was verging on treacherous despite being a (worn) path: should have left my crampons on for a bit longer!
markneilly346 25 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
with Katherine
with Katherine
Simon Caldwell 5 Apr, 2015 - Superb sunny day, if rather on the warm side! Mostly in summer nick with lots of soft wet snow, but needed crampons on the north ridge of Sgurr a'Mhaim and the descent from Am Bodach.
with Lemming
Superb sunny day, if rather on the warm side! Mostly in summer nick with lots of soft wet snow, but needed crampons on the north ridge of Sgurr a'Mhaim and the descent from Am Bodach.
with Lemming
Hidden 5 Apr, 2015 Solo
BPaske 5 Apr, 2015 -
Hidden 5 Apr, 2015 -
prwalker 3 Apr, 2015 - Ring of steall with Rob Stone and Warwick Anderson. Left steall hut around 10. Headed Sw through woods ascending, then scrambling over slippery snow covered slabs to gain NE ridge of sgurr a mhaim (1099m). Rain and low cloud so full waterproofs but not cold. On the summit sun briely came out and it got really hot, stripped down to thermals but this was short lived! Continued along ridge heading S to sgurr an lubhair (1001m). Good knife edge ridge walking, took it in turns to break trail through heavy snow. Continued SE to am bodach (1032m). descending Ne ridge required crampons due to slippy wet snow over hard ice layer. Continued along ridge to stob coire a chairn (981m) then over an garbhanach 975 and an gearanach 982. Careful navigation to box around the cliffs to the n on descent via the zig zags to the waterfall and hut. A great walk, shame mostly in cloud but good chance to practice navigation through a combination of compass, map, terrain, altimeter and gps grid refs. Winter hazards such as cornices to be mindful of, and avalanche hazard on ne to se slopes. Back for 6.30. 7.5 hrs, 12km.
with Warwick Anderson, Rob Stone
Ring of steall with Rob Stone and Warwick Anderson. Left steall hut around 10. Headed Sw through woods ascending, then scrambling over slippery snow covered slabs to gain NE ridge of sgurr a mhaim (1099m). Rain and low cloud so full waterproofs but not cold. On the summit sun briely came out and it got really hot, stripped down to thermals but this was short lived! Continued along ridge heading S to sgurr an lubhair (1001m). Good knife edge ridge walking, took it in turns to break trail through heavy snow. Continued SE to am bodach (1032m). descending Ne ridge required crampons due to slippy wet snow over hard ice layer. Continued along ridge to stob coire a chairn (981m) then over an garbhanach 975 and an gearanach 982. Careful navigation to box around the cliffs to the n on descent via the zig zags to the waterfall and hut. A great walk, shame mostly in cloud but good chance to practice navigation through a combination of compass, map, terrain, altimeter and gps grid refs. Winter hazards such as cornices to be mindful of, and avalanche hazard on ne to se slopes. Back for 6.30. 7.5 hrs, 12km.
with Warwick Anderson, Rob Stone
lithos 3 Apr, 2015 - cracking day out despite poor start and not seeing much later in the afternoon
with Peter Walker (YAC), warwick andeson
cracking day out despite poor start and not seeing much later in the afternoon
with Peter Walker (YAC), warwick andeson
Pete Pozman 18 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S What a trip! Hard snow ice in some very exposed situations. Met only one person all day; a lady and her dog doing the Ring. Totally relaxed!
with John Byrne, Pete Crosby
What a trip! Hard snow ice in some very exposed situations. Met only one person all day; a lady and her dog doing the Ring. Totally relaxed!
with John Byrne, Pete Crosby
PanzerHanzler 13 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
with Sheila Norman, AdrianFagg
with Sheila Norman, AdrianFagg
Mr Fuller 21 Feb, 2015 Solo Lots of powder. Excellent group.
Lots of powder. Excellent group.
Hidden 21 Feb, 2015 Solo O/S
JennyBroomby 20 Feb, 2015 Solo
SWhite10 20 Feb, 2015 Solo
LucaC ?Feb, 2015 Solo
with Lou
with Lou
ross brinson 29 Jan, 2015 Solo
with Mehmet Karatay
with Mehmet Karatay
Keith-Getoutadventures 22 Jan, 2015 Solo
wookie667 22 Jan, 2015 Solo white out deep snow in places and windy.
white out deep snow in places and windy.
el diablo ??, 2015 -
Hidden 29 Dec, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 26 Dec, 2014 -
Hidden 26 Dec, 2014 -
ash longreach ?Apr, 2014 Solo Poor Visability.
with Dennis, John
Poor Visability.
with Dennis, John
Hidden 1 Mar, 2014 -
jordan taylor 1 Mar, 2014 Solo
royalste45 16 Feb, 2014 Solo O/S
Jeester 30 Dec, 2013 -
Hidden 10 Mar, 2013 Solo
mark-abz 9 Mar, 2013 Solo
Hidden 27 Feb, 2013 Lead
Hidden 25 Feb, 2013 -
cat22 24 Feb, 2013 -
with Julia, Mike Lewis
with Julia, Mike Lewis
Robbo1 23 Feb, 2013 Solo
Happy Haggis 23 Feb, 2013 Solo Clockwise - cracking conditions and glorious weather.
with Robbo1
Clockwise - cracking conditions and glorious weather.
with Robbo1
Hidden 22 Feb, 2013 -
ferdia 21 Feb, 2013 Solo O/S
with Luke Partridge
with Luke Partridge
jmr 19 Feb, 2013 Solo A beautiful winter ridge walk with more 'sporty' bits & not just the Devil's Ridge section. Plenty of snow, blue sky and sun: more like the Biancograt than Scotland in winter. Could have used snow goggles as was seeing the world a bit pink after a while. A truly tremendous day out.
with Andy Graham, Chas Eden, Paul Greenhow
A beautiful winter ridge walk with more 'sporty' bits & not just the Devil's Ridge section. Plenty of snow, blue sky and sun: more like the Biancograt than Scotland in winter. Could have used snow goggles as was seeing the world a bit pink after a while. A truly tremendous day out.
with Andy Graham, Chas Eden, Paul Greenhow
Hidden 18 Feb, 2013 Solo
d80f0u 18 Feb, 2013 Solo Did it anticlockwise. Exceptional conditions.
Did it anticlockwise. Exceptional conditions.
steveq 16 Feb, 2013 -
tatz45 ?Feb, 2013 AltLd O/S
with bionik
with bionik
gripped01 ?Feb, 2013 Solo
connor ?Jan, 2013 Solo
static266 ?Jan, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Alastair MacSween ??, 2013 -
stafford101 16 Dec, 2012 -
Captain Solo 2 Dec, 2012 Solo Stunning day, mostly fresh powder on frozen ground but snow not too deep and it filled a few holes. 7hrs from Steall Hut bivi to main Glen Nevis car park.
Stunning day, mostly fresh powder on frozen ground but snow not too deep and it filled a few holes. 7hrs from Steall Hut bivi to main Glen Nevis car park.
Chirs 1 Dec, 2012 Solo
Hidden 27 Nov, 2012 Solo RP
Wesley Orvis 14 Apr, 2012 Solo snow showers and sunshine all day
snow showers and sunshine all day
Hidden 10 Feb, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 7 Feb, 2012 Solo
Hidden 7 Feb, 2012 Solo
ceri's 28 Jan, 2012 Solo Still day but with cloud on the tops. Soft snow underfoot.
with Adventure Peaks guys, Charles
Still day but with cloud on the tops. Soft snow underfoot.
with Adventure Peaks guys, Charles
thomas 28 Jan, 2012 Solo Done anti clockwise..starting from Achriabhach..5 munro day full winter condition, An Gearanach (final munro on ridge) highlite for me. Great day finished in the dark! Much better than the summer round which I did Clockwise!
Done anti clockwise..starting from Achriabhach..5 munro day full winter condition, An Gearanach (final munro on ridge) highlite for me. Great day finished in the dark! Much better than the summer round which I did Clockwise!
Dustin 26 Jan, 2012 Solo
deklan 15 Jan, 2012 Solo
colenn 6 Jan, 2012 Solo Long day in tough conditions.
with eoin25
Long day in tough conditions.
with eoin25
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden 26 Feb, 2011 -
Darrell Read 26 Feb, 2011 -
with cpt_si
with cpt_si
Hidden ?Feb, 2011 -
Hidden 27 Jan, 2011 Solo
oliverk ??, 2011 -
JamesM ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Sean Kelly ??, 2011 -
Hidden 27 Nov, 2010 AltLd
davidrj1 ?Nov, 2010 Lead Big day out in limited day light but good fun! Helped rescue some walkers who had got stuck in the corrie too and they were rescued by helicopter.
Big day out in limited day light but good fun! Helped rescue some walkers who had got stuck in the corrie too and they were rescued by helicopter.
halfaseesaw 2 Apr, 2010 Solo dnf Going clockwise. Had to turn back meters from the top of An Garbhanach. Wife not willing to suffer further exposure. The short down climb was bare and exposed and the east side covered in windslab. Not allowed to take wife home in a bag. However, beautiful day, blue skies and not much wind. Just nice to get out :-)
with yvonne
Going clockwise. Had to turn back meters from the top of An Garbhanach. Wife not willing to suffer further exposure. The short down climb was bare and exposed and the east side covered in windslab. Not allowed to take wife home in a bag. However, beautiful day, blue skies and not much wind. Just nice to get out :-)
with yvonne
Katherine Ross 27 Mar, 2010 Solo dnf
with George Cave
with George Cave
Chirs 7 Mar, 2010 Solo
viking ?Mar, 2010 Solo thought downclimbing the rocky ridge after the first summit was harder than grade I
with rick
thought downclimbing the rocky ridge after the first summit was harder than grade I
with rick
tim newton 28 Feb, 2010 Solo
Nille 21 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S
johannes 21 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S
birbeck 21 Feb, 2010 Solo
with Richard Heard
with Richard Heard
Ross Young 21 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S
Plungeman 20 Feb, 2010 Solo O/S
radioshed 20 Feb, 2010 Solo Superb day.
Superb day.
colin fagan 13 Feb, 2010 Solo
David Stevens ?Feb, 2010 -
Hidden 6 Jan, 2010 Solo O/S
Bisteris 2 Jan, 2010 -
Hidden ?Jan, 2010 -
Tarquin ??, 2010 -
JasonK ??, 2010 -
CurlyStevo ?Dec, 2009 Solo Didn't need crampons or axe but there was plenty of snow, saw a broken spectre
Didn't need crampons or axe but there was plenty of snow, saw a broken spectre
richiegarside ?Dec, 2009 -
innesmac ?Feb, 2009 -
with John Foster
with John Foster
jasoncash ?Feb, 2009 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Dec, 2008 Solo
paulh.0776 ?Mar, 2008 Solo O/S
with SC
with SC
Hidden ?Mar, 2008 Solo O/S
peebles boy ??, 2008 Solo
SianR ?Nov, 2007 Solo
with GUMC
with GUMC
nick everett ?Nov, 2007 - Snowline only 850m ish. Anticlockwise and finished the final descent in the dark.
Snowline only 850m ish. Anticlockwise and finished the final descent in the dark.
Julian Prieto ?Feb, 2007 Solo
Lawrie Brand ?Jan, 2007 Solo
with Andy Martlew, Chris Lawrence
with Andy Martlew, Chris Lawrence
Si ?Feb, 2006 - With Tim. DNF too windy
With Tim. DNF too windy
size9hex ?Jan, 2006 Solo O/S Beautiful day. Snowcapped peaks above an inversion.
Beautiful day. Snowcapped peaks above an inversion.
Hidden 10 Jan, 2005 Solo
cubehead 18 Feb, 2003 Solo
Simon Caldwell 5 May, 2001 - Loads of snow, despite the date!
with Lemming
Loads of snow, despite the date!
with Lemming
alan moore ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Andy Say 6 Mar, 1997 -
AndyP ??, 1990 Solo Great day out, I don't think I met anybody all day. This was part of my month long cycle powered winter munro bagging trip - when I was a lad. Glory days.
Great day out, I don't think I met anybody all day. This was part of my month long cycle powered winter munro bagging trip - when I was a lad. Glory days.
DavPk ?Feb, 1989 -
steve prior ?Feb, 1987 -
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