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Cuillin Ridge Traverse - May 2017


 The ridge from Glenbrittle first thing. Some summits poking out of the mist. We thought it would soon clear, but....  Walking in  Mike on the summit of Gars-Bheinn  Fiona on the summit of Gars-Bheinn - we left here at 7:20am  TD Gap, dripping wet and unclimbable  Abseiling into the TD gap. I twisted my ankle dodging the rocks Mike launched down the gully as we descended and then continued over 9 Munros with it getting progressively more painful...  Sgurr Alasdair - hard to find in the mist - about 11am now  Descending Sgurr Thearlich and the clouds finally start to clear a bit  Kings Chimney - probably a lot more pleasant when dry!  Mike seconding Kings Chimney  An Stac and the In Pinn  An Stac  The In Pinn  Fiona ascending the In Pinn  Brocken Spectre from the In Pinn - one of the most vivid I've ever seen in the mountains  Looking back along the ridge from the In Pinn with An Stac in the foreground and bits of Sgurr Mhic Coinnich behind  In Pinn - now 13:14 and starting to move quite fast  Sgurr na Bannadich   Heading for Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh  Heading for Sgurr a' Ghreadaidh    Looking along the ridge - the finish is a long way off!  15:00 and the finish is a long long way away....  Descending from Sgurr a' Mhadaidh towards its first top  The arrow pointing you up the first top on Mhadaiadh   We went over all the lumps between Sgurr a' Mhadaidh and Bruach na Frithe...  Still a long way to Sgurr na Gillean but it is getting closer now...         A basalt dyke/chimney on Bidein Druim nan Ramh  Weird coils the rope made after the final abseil before Bruach na Frithe  The finish is definitely getting a bit closer now   Looking back at where we've been  Looking backat where we've been - the little bump on the left is Gars-Bheinn which we left a long long time ago  Mike feeling the heat   Sgurr na Gillean getting ever closer...  Heading for Bruach na Frithe  Looking back to where we've been. I think Gars-Bheinn is the bump at the left hand side in the distance. It's now over 11 hours since we left its summit.  Summit of Bruach na Frithe  Sgurr na Gillean from the summit of Bruach na Frithe - I guess we realised we'd finish it by this point  Sgurr a' Fionn Choire - the Munro top we missed out last year by mistake so had to add on to the traverse  Sgurr na Gillean getting ever closer  Mike at the top of Naismith's Route  Looking back along the ridge   Sgurr na Gillean from Am Basteir, 20:10    Mike on the summit of Sgurr na Gillean  Glamaig and others  Fiona on the summit of Sgurr na Gillean at 20:45   Gars-Bheinn a long long way away now  Shadow of Sgurr na Gillean  Shadow of Sgurr na Gillean     Shadow of Sgurr na Gillean    Abseiling down Nicholson's Chimney - we actually did this twice as a frazzled Mike left his jacket at the top by mistake.  Glamaig - our last Corbett in 2013  Looking back up Coire am Bhasteir towards Pinnacle Ridge  Pinnacle Ridge from the walk out  Pinnacle Ridge  It's still a long walk out to the Sligachan