Tuesday, 26 March 2013

ALPINE CUILLIN


Bruach na Frithe from Sgurr a Bhastier

Fantastic conditions on the ridges too
Sgurr nan Gillean
Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Bhastier and the Bhastier Tooth
Paul on the the summit ridge of Bruach na Frithe
Fab hard neve on the traverse to Bruach na Frithe

With the weather forecast of bright, dry, cold conditions in the NW Highlands for a few days Paul and I decided to head for Skye to catch possibly the last of the Cuillin Winter. We set off at 7am this morning to get the best of any sunshine. The tops were clear but it was overcast as we set off for Bruach na Frithe. The snowline is at 500m and with the constant cold conditions everything is solid hard snow. By the time we got up to the upper section of the Fionn Coire the clouds started breaking up and blue skies were appearing. We got onto the ridge line just as the sun peeped out. The morning just got better and better and it was one of those days for many photo taking situations. We headed onto Sgurr a Bastier & Bruach na Frithe. We saw no one all day! Even the ridges have superb hard snow, hard to believe this is the 26th March. There were some easily avoidable windslab areas. It really did feel Alpine today. The best day I have had on Bruach na Frithe. Ace!




2 comments:

Alastair Begley said...

Looks great, hoping to make a traverse this weekend :)

Gary said...

Good luck Alastair-the conditions are amazing, hope the weather holds out for you