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.

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

gurumed 26/Mar Solo

Stunning weather. Almost no wind.

with Max, Colin
Tim Rodgers 25/Mar Solo
rocket 25/Mar Solo
gwared 25/Mar Solo

With Shauna and Magnus. Last day out in Scotland (for now), but what a day!

Hidden 13/Mar Solo
Mattlloyd10 03/Mar -

Wow. No wind and glorious day. 8hrs car to car

JFT 03/Mar -

Superb weather and mostly great conditions underfoot; fantastic route

with Dave Mc
Finn Curry 24/Feb Solo
sparkybatteryboy 17/Feb -

just about winter conditions. mostly cloudy but hell of a day

Hidden 11/Feb Solo
Hidden 11/Feb Solo O/S
IainMay 10/Feb Solo O/S
with Jessica Philip
OMara81 28/Jan Solo O/S

Anti clockwise direction

Sylvian B 28/Jan -
with Marcus O, Rob
westleas 20/Nov/16 Lead rpt

Epic day, great weather. We were the only people out - had to break trail.

with Rebecca
Hidden 18/Nov/16 Solo
ashpreston 31/Mar/16 Solo
jhobbs 14/Mar/16 -

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 06/Mar/16 Solo

Brilliant day, good neve and brilliant weather until the cloud rolled in in time for the devil's ridge.

with Sarah Hill
BoobyBaby 03/Mar/16 2nd
with Diccon Proctor
How easy 03/Mar/16 Solo
Hidden 03/Mar/16 Solo
Alpenglow 27/Feb/16 Solo O/S

Amazing day - alpine conditions!

with Mark K
jasperatus 27/Feb/16 Solo
with Dan
quarryman 26/Feb/16 -

Long day - don't underestimate difficulty in full winter conditions. Roped at points.

with Richard Oglethorpe, Norman Reece
Hidden 15/Feb/16 Solo dnf
crustypunkuk ?/Feb/16 Solo O/S
tommylongfellow 25/Jan/16 -

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/15 -
Iain Thow 07/May/15 Solo

Parts snow free but lots of good snow, axe still essential

danny269 30/Apr/15 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!

markneilly346 25/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with Katherine
Simon Caldwell 05/Apr/15 -

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 Carmen
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Solo
BPaske 05/Apr/15 -
tomowen13 05/Apr/15 -
prwalker 03/Apr/15 -

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 03/Apr/15 -

cracking day out despite poor start and not seeing much later in the afternoon

with Peter Walker (YAC), warwick andeson
Pete Pozman 18/Mar/15 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
PanzerHanzler 13/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Sheila Norman, Adrian Fagg
Mr Fuller 21/Feb/15 Solo

Lots of powder. Excellent group.

Hidden 21/Feb/15 Solo O/S
JennyBroomby 20/Feb/15 Solo
SWhite10 20/Feb/15 Solo
LJC ?/Feb/15 Solo
with Lou
ross brinson 29/Jan/15 Solo
with Mehmet Karatay
wookie667 22/Jan/15 Solo

white out deep snow in places and windy.

with keith
el diablo ??/2015 -
Hidden 29/Dec/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/14 -
Hidden 26/Dec/14 -
ash longreach ?/Apr/14 Solo

Poor Visability.

with Dennis, John
Hidden 01/Mar/14 -
jordan taylor 01/Mar/14 Solo
royalste45 16/Feb/14 Solo O/S
Jeester 30/Dec/13 -
Hidden 10/Mar/13 Solo
mark-abz 09/Mar/13 Solo
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Feb/13 -
cat22 24/Feb/13 -
with Julia, Mike
Robbo1 23/Feb/13 Solo
Happy Haggis 23/Feb/13 Solo

Clockwise - cracking conditions and glorious weather.

Hidden 22/Feb/13 -
ferdia 21/Feb/13 Solo O/S
with Luke Partridge
jmr 19/Feb/13 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
Hidden 18/Feb/13 Solo
d80f0u 18/Feb/13 Solo

Did it anticlockwise. Exceptional conditions.

steveq 16/Feb/13 -
tatz45 ?/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
gripped01 ?/Feb/13 Solo
connor ?/Jan/13 Solo
static266 ?/Jan/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Alastair MacSween ??/2013 -
stafford101 16/Dec/12 -
Captain Solo 02/Dec/12 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.

Chirs 01/Dec/12 Solo
Hidden 27/Nov/12 Solo RP
Wesley Orvis 14/Apr/12 Solo

snow showers and sunshine all day

Hidden 10/Feb/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 07/Feb/12 Solo
ceri's 28/Jan/12 Solo

Still day but with cloud on the tops. Soft snow underfoot.

with Adventure Peaks guys, Charles
thomas 28/Jan/12 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!

Dustin 26/Jan/12 Solo
deklan 15/Jan/12 Solo
colenn 06/Jan/12 Solo

Long day in tough conditions.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 26/Feb/11 -
Darrell Read 26/Feb/11 -
Hidden ?/Feb/11 -
Hidden 27/Jan/11 Solo
oliverk ??/2011 -
JamesM ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Hidden 27/Nov/10 AltLd
davidrj1 ?/Nov/10 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.

halfaseesaw 02/Apr/10 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
Katherine Ross 27/Mar/10 Solo dnf
with George Cave
Chirs 07/Mar/10 Solo
viking ?/Mar/10 Solo

thought downclimbing the rocky ridge after the first summit was harder than grade I

with rick
tim newton 28/Feb/10 Solo
Nille 21/Feb/10 Solo O/S
johannes 21/Feb/10 Solo O/S
birbeck 21/Feb/10 Solo
with Richard Heard
Ross Young 21/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Plungeman 20/Feb/10 Solo O/S
with Dave S, Matt
radioshed 20/Feb/10 Solo

Superb day.

colin fagan 13/Feb/10 Solo
David Stevens ?/Feb/10 -
Hidden 06/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Bisteris 02/Jan/10 -
Hidden ?/Jan/10 -
Tarquin ??/2010 -
JasonK ??/2010 -
CurlyStevo ?/Dec/09 Solo

Didn't need crampons or axe but there was plenty of snow, saw a broken spectre

richiegarside ?/Dec/09 -
innesmac ?/Feb/09 -
with John Foster
jasoncash ?/Feb/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/08 Solo
paulh.0776 ?/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with SC
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo O/S
peebles boy ??/2008 Solo
SianR ?/Nov/07 Solo
with GUMC
nick everett ?/Nov/07 -

Snowline only 850m ish. Anticlockwise and finished the final descent in the dark.

Julian Prieto ?/Feb/07 Solo
Lawrie Brand ?/Jan/07 Solo
with Andy Martlew, Chris Lawrence
Si ?/Feb/06 -

With Tim. DNF too windy

size9hex ?/Jan/06 Solo O/S

Beautiful day. Snowcapped peaks above an inversion.

Hidden 10/Jan/05 Solo
cubehead 18/Feb/03 Solo
Simon Caldwell 05/May/01 -

Loads of snow, despite the date!

with Carmen
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Andy Say 06/Mar/97 -
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.

DavPk ?/Feb/89 -
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