Complicated logistics entail a stop at the Sligachan Hotel to drop the biggest bag, and make sure nothing is left that we might need on the Ridge. then bus to Elgol and the fast launch over to Coruisk, where we erect a small tent to act as a base. Here we rest a while and eat apples before starting off up the sides of Gars Bheinn. We have snatched our opportunity to try the ridge as the weather forecast is good, and at the moment the sun is hot.
Jim at Elgol Harbour, with Cuillin ridge behind
Elgol Lobster Pots
Drawings Engraved in the lichen where lobster pots have rubbed
Jim and our tent at Coruisk
Jim resting before the start of our attempt on the Cuillin Ridge
We start walking up to Gars Bheinn
Gars Bheinn and Sgurr nan Eag in the distance
As we ascend we get wonderful views of our objective, and also down into the uninhabited wilds of Coruisk
We are nearly at our spring where we intend to collect all the water we will need for our bivvi and the whole day on the Ridge tomorrow.
Collecting Water from the Spring
Still the same as it was 6 years ago.
Arranging the furniture
Cant’ believe the View from our living room