Cuillin Ridge 2009; Sligachan to Gars Bheinn

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

Jim at Elgol Harbour, with Cuillin ridge behind

Elgol Lobster Pots

Elgol Lobster Pots

Drawings Engraved in the lichen where lobster pots have rubbed

Drawings Engraved in the lichen where lobster pots have rubbed

Jim and our tent at Coruisk

Jim and our tent at Coruisk

Jim resting before the start of our attempt on the Cuillin Ridge

Jim resting before the start of our attempt on the Cuillin Ridge

We start walking up to Gars Bheinn

We start walking up to Gars Bheinn

Gars Bheinn and Sgurr nan Eag in the distance

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

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.

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

Collecting Water from the Spring

Still the same as it was 6 years ago.

Still the same as it was 6 years ago.

Arranging the furniture

Arranging the furniture

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Cant' believe the View from our living room

Cant’ believe the View from our living room

Night All

Night All

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