Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dubhs Ridge, Skye

Today we had an early start and left Glenbrittle at 6:30 am to catch the early morning morning boat into Loch Coruisk. The early trip in is on a fast Rib and always provides an adventurous start to the day and plonks you into one of my favourite mountain spots in the UK. We headed up onto the ridge via the Dubh Slabs which provide nearly 700m of continous slab scrambling on wonderful gabro rock. A free hanging abseil off Sgurr Dubh Beag saw us heading up onto Sgurr Dubh Mor and then over to Sgur Alasdair via its South West Ridge. We descended via the Sgumain Stone Shute, happy with a day of over 3000 feet of grade 3 scrambling, 3 summits and some stunning views. The skies were clear all day with the odd shower of snow passing through but the rock soon dried out.

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