Crystal clear on the Dubhs, 16 April


Everyone out in the Cuillin must have had a great day today, in fact everyone out in the whole of the highlands from the views we had.

Derek had done the Main Ridge Traverse with me back in 2009 and had fancied the Dubh Ridge ever since. He booked the day & weather to be as good as last time and I was glad to oblige!

Thanks to AquaXplore ran us in good and early

There were dozens of seals basking in the morning sun.

The mighty Dubh Ridge rising straight out of Loch Coruisk

Sweeping slabs give hours of superb scrambling

The route is very long and it was over 2.5 hours before we reached the top of the first peak, Dubh Beag

The free-hanging abseil was made more exciting with the wind blowing the ropes way off course

As predicted it took us over 4 hours to reach the main summit of Dubh Mor but we weren’t exactly hurrying with stunning vistas around every turn.

Looking at the In Pinn from Dubh Mor

The predicted front was approaching fast so we took the most direct descent across the head of Coir’ a’ Ghrunnda and down the Sgumain Stone Shoot.

Deer totally unphased by us being so close on the way down.