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  • Writer's pictureDavid Buckett

Cuillin ridge traverse, Skye

Today we completed the Skye Cuillin ridge traverse over 2 days with a total moving time of 17 hours, 10 hours on day 1, biving at An Dorus and 7 hours from there to the pub!

The sun was shining from the start and we knew it was going to be a hot one. We made good progress along the ridge to the In Pinn by mid afternoon and then made quick progress to An Dorus by early evening.

It took a bit of searching for water, where i found a steady drip which filled our bottles at 1 litre/5 minutes, a good bit of meditation for half an hour. We then settled in to watch the sunset over Uist, one of the best.

Day 2 saw stronger winds over the summits and the ridge but only on the east side with the west being warm and sheltered. With the gusts strong over Am Basteir and Sgurr nan Gillean we completed the traverse as we started, in bright sunshine.

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