Two very different days…

As the title suggests we had two fantastic, but very different days at the weekend:

On Saturday Peter and I explored the wild corrie around the back of the main Beinn Eighe ridge.  Our route took in the seldom visited quartzite slabs up to the north ridge of Spidean Coire nan Clach.  The slabs gave a scramble of about 150m followed by a very wintery traverse of the north ridge.  We completed the day by heading east along the main ridge and down The Black Carls to our starting point at the SNH visitor centre.

On Sunday John joined us for a trip across Loch Torridon in a RIB from Torridon Sea Tours.  Kenny put us ashore and left us to navigate to Creag Alligin.  This was done using a variety of modern, traditional and ‘memory-based’ techniques!  The three of us did four or five routes on ‘velcro-like’ Lewisian Gneiss.  The crag provided us with a great days climbing which ended with Peter getting back on the sharp end again.  John and I timed our descent to the shore to perfection as Kenny came in to collect us.  For the return journey to Shieldaig we were then transferred to The Seaflower.

blog by Jim Sutherland



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