Cuillin Ridge Attempt 2007; Sketches from the Route

When I got back from our attempt, I drew these pictures from memory.  I tried not to look at photos or other images so that the details that really mattered to me would emerge in the sketches.

Our Kitchen in Coir a ghrunnda

Our Kitchen in Coir a ghrunnda

Just outside the door of our tent pitched on the stony ground beside the Lochan in Coir’ a Ghrunnda were convenient stones that formed our kitchen – a stand for the stove, a windbreak, and places for mugs and pans. Ideal.

The start of our Attempt. Gars Bheinn at the South End of the Ridge

The start of our Attempt. Gars Bheinn at the South End of the Ridge

The start of our Attempt. Gars Bheinn at the South End of the Ridge. As we walked up to the summit from Coir a Ghrunnda it was still dark, and at the summit, we saw the sun rising.

The Ridge stretching out in front of us

The Ridge stretching out in front of us

Sgurr Thearlich

Sgurr Thearlich

Cuillin Ridge; An Stac

Cuillin Ridge; An Stac

Cuillin Ridge; Inaccessible Pinnacle

Cuillin Ridge; Inaccessible Pinnacle

Intimidating Slab near Bidean Druim nan Ramh

Intimidating Slab near Bidean Druim nan Ramh

A chasm that has to be leapt accross.

A chasm that has to be leapt accross.

The Intimidating Swarm of Midges at the Basteir Tooth.

The Intimidating Swarm of Midges at the Basteir Tooth.

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