Intro scrambling – Meall Ceann na Creige, Diabaig on Torridon Walking Festival


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



One thought on “Intro scrambling – Meall Ceann na Creige, Diabaig on Torridon Walking Festival

  1. Just returned from a week in Torridon. My Highlight were the two days spent with Jim (within the Torridon Walking Festival), first being introduced to the Basics of Scrambling, on a lovely day out in Diabaig. I learnt a lot in a short time, helped by Jim’s enormous experience and skills, as well as his ability to suss out what us clients were capable of, and what we still needed to learn. But most importantly he kept stretching us to get the most out of the time available, while always providing a safe, relaxed and fun atmosphere. Thanks also to Ed for being a great companion on the day.
    Then the next day we put the training to excellent use on a Mountaneering Day on Beinn Eighe.
    For years I wanted to get some training to feel more comfortable on the inevitable scrambles on the Scottish tops, but also to get a base for enhancing my abilities to take on tougher challenges in future. Glad I’ve finally done it. Couldn’t have been with a better instructor.

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