Bruach na Frithe in a Blizzard. 3 January


Rich Sheehan is back with his mates Tom & Andy again for more winter fun. Despite dawn forgetting to appear until after 8-30am (because the cloud was so thick & low) we togged up & the old mantra of it’s fine once you’re out there proved right again.

Despite silly quantities of snow virtually from the car we made good progress, explored a gorge in Fionn Choire then gained the NW Ridge of Bruach na Frithe.

The gorge at the base of Fionn Choire

There was some swimming whenever we turned the crest on the west flank but swinging the role of trail-breaking got us surprisingly rapidly to the summit.

Happy team on the NW Ridge of Bruach na Frithe

We descended Coir’ a’ Bhasteir needing care on the old snow necklace around Am Basteir’s towering north walls.

Dwarfed by the walls of Am Basteir