Today I was working for Torridon Activities on their Torridon Walking Festival. Ed wanted to develop his scrambling and route-finding skills for a return match with Fiacaill Ridge in The Cairngorms. Thomas wanted to put his existing scrambling experience more into context.
The delightful, grade 3 scramble on Meall Ceann na Creige, Diabaig seemed the obvious choice offering an easy walk in, great Lewisian Gneiss and world-class views.
The three of us climbed two or three pitches in series before moving onto the ‘more interesting’ upper sections which included a rather challenging short crack.
When we reached the summit of this lovely wee peak we were treated to a tremendous panorama of the Torridon Mountains and a brisk easterly wind. Lucky for me I had my new Keela Sherpa belay jacket.
blog by Jim Sutherland